Nigeria Defence HQ tackles cattle rustlers
From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Defence Headquarters says it had put in place a joint operation of the army and air force to combat incidences of cattle rustling in the Kamuku Forest.
The area in the Northwest parts of Nigeria has so far routed out daredevil cattle thieves from the forest and recovered large herds of cows.
The operation announced would be sustained until the forbidden forest is free of criminals and criminal activities. Colonel Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director Defence Information, said the need to establish the joint operation became very necessary because criminals, miscreants and common thugs had taken over the forest.
“In the course of this operation, a significant number of rustlers have been routed and large number of stolen cattle recovered,” Abubakar said.
He said the ongoing operation will be sustained until the notorious forest was free of criminals and miscreants who constituted nuisance to the citizenry of the area.
– CAJ News
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