Police return 30 rustled cows to owners in Yobe

Gunmen-kill-five-policemenTHE Yobe State Police Command Wednesday presented 30 recovered cows from Boko Haram cattle rustlers to their genuine owners.

Presenting the recovered cows at the Damaturu cattle market, the Damaturu Area Commander of the police, Mr. Yemi Samuel, who represented the police commissioner, Zannah Ibrahim, said he was happy the police did its rightful duty by protecting people’s lives and property.

He promised that the police would continue to work assiduously for the maintenance of law and order in the state and the country as a whole.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin said: “Three weeks ago, the members of the Joint Task Force arrested three Boko Haram rustlers and recovered 159 Cows, 266 Sheep, 19 Goats and a Horse. The recovered livestock, according to him, was made public leading to the release of the 30 cows to the rightful owner.’’

He however noted that: “the process of getting the rightful owners involved several witnesses drawn from village heads and community leaders to ensure that the animals were really owned by the persons claiming ownership.

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