The Plateau State Police Command announced on Wednesday that they have recovered 77 cows that were reported stolen.
Alabo Alfred, the command’s Spokesman, revealed in a statement that the cattle had been stolen by criminals from a herder in Bauchi State and relocated to Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, from where the police were able to recover them.
According to the statement, “On 19/09/2023, we received credible information at the Bashar Police Division that a certain number of cows belonging to one Alhaji Idris Yunusa, the Galadiman Yuli Duguri, had been rustled by unknown criminals on 11/9/2023 from Gajin Duguri village, Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi State.
“According to the intelligence report, the cows were rustled from a herder while grazing and moved towards Odare forest of Kampani Zurak village, Wase Local Government Area.
“On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officers, Bashar Division, CSP Atiku Yahaya, immediately led a team of policemen who in conjunction with some VGN personnel and hunters, intercepted the culprits.
“On sighting the policemen, the culprits fled into the nearby forests. However, 77 cows were recovered and released to the owner. The police have intensified efforts in order to arrest the culprits and ensure that they face the full weight of the law.”
The statement further reassured Plateau State residents of the unwavering commitment of the Commissioner of Police, CP Okoro Alawari, to uphold their safety and security. He urged residents to stay alert, report any suspicious activities promptly, and provide accurate information to assist the police in combating crime in the state.