Police Recover 77 Stolen Cows In Plateau

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The Plateau State Police Command on Wednesday said it recovered a total of 77 stolen cows in the state.

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The Spokesman for the command, Alabo Alfred, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the cows were stolen from a herder in Bauchi State by criminals and moved to Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State before they were recovered by the police

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.

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“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.”

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The statement reassured the people of Plateau State of the Commissioner of Police, CP Okoro Alawari’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all residents of the state as their hunt for criminals remains unwavering.

The police boss called on the residents to be security conscious, report any suspicious activities or persons, and provide useful, timely, and accurate information to help the police fight crime and criminality in the state.

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