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2 Rustlers Shot Dead, 441 Cattle Recovered

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The Kano State Police Command has stated.two suspected cattle rustlers have been killed in a fierce gun battle with operatives of the Nigeria Police at Falgore forest in Kano State.
As stated by Kano State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Muhammad Katsina, yesterday evening, during the handover ceremony of 441 cows and 30 sheep recovered from the rustlers, a few other suspects escaped with bullet injuries during the operation, adding the police are determined to push on until the illegal business of cattle rustling is wiped out in the state.
He commended his officers, the farmers, the constabularies and the vigilance group in the area for the success of the operation even as he stated.that they recovered the sum of N500,000 from the custody of the suspects.
He added that the police had previously recovered 308 cows, 46 sheep and two dogs from Gomo forest  and vowed  that they would spare nobody in the fight against the rustling in the state.
The  Chairman of the  State Committee on Cattle Rustling, Alhaji Sani Dawaki Gabasawa, stated.that 11 Local Government areas in the state were affected by the scourge of cattle rustling and that 13 states of the federation were also identified with the same problem.
He disclosed that some of the recovered cows and sheep have since been returned to their rightful owners by his committee.
The governor of Kano State, Dr  Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, expressed delight at the feat by the police and assured the people of the state of the commitment of the state government to wipe out the menace of cattle rustling from the state.

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