Thieves steal 150 cows from late Army chief’s farm – Chairman

Thirty three of the cows were recovered.

No fewer than 150 cows have been stolen by cattle rustlers in Canaan Mega Farms in Bara Village, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Chairman of the council, Dan Amos, stated this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday at the Jagindi Police Station, where 33 of the cows were reported to have been recovered.

The recovery followed a chase by a combined team of the police and the military.

Mr. Amos said that the incident occurred in the late hours of Thursday when the suspects stormed the farm belonging to late former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Luka Yusuf in Bara Village.

“The suspects were reported to be dressed in full military uniform and armed with sophisticated weapons.

“Although no life was lost, the security men at the farms were molested,’’ he said.

The chairman said he received a distress call around 1 a.m. and he immediately contacted the police and the military who swung into action.

He said that the 33 cattle recovered were found in a thick forest along Jagindi on the border with Nasarawa State.

Mr. Amos lamented increasing incidences of cattle rustling in the area, saying, “only two weeks ago, 67 cattle were stolen in this area.’’

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He said that the council was determined to put an end to recurring cattle theft and urged the people to report any suspected persons to the security agencies.

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