Taraba state government has returned over one hundred Cattle that were stolen by unidentified gunmen to the original owners at Seseni village in Bali local government area of Taraba state.
The one hundred and nineteen cattle were reported to have been stolen at gun point at Senseni village two weeks ago while the shepherd, Muhamed Yahaya was also reportedly killed by the cattle rustlers in the process.
According to an eyewitness, who spoke to Vanguard, the cattle rustlers were carrying sophisticated arms. “They were carrying heavy arms, they were also hostile in their approaches, we the passers-by have to run for our lives because of the way the cattle rustlers were behaving,” he told Vanguard but did not give his name due to security reasons.
Presenting the stolen cattle to the original owners at Senseni village yesterday, the Special Adviser to Governor Darius Ishaku on security matters Wunuken Angyu said the cattle were recovered from the cattle rustlers due to instructions from Governor Ishaku that no stone should be left unturned to recover the cattle.
Angyu said the recovery of the cattle from the rustlers was due to the tireless efforts by the vigilant groups within the area. He said that the cattle were recovered at Sunti Village in Donga local government area of Taraba state but the cattle rustlers are still at large. However, he said the government was doing everything withing its power to end cattle rustling in the state.
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