Emma Joe. Lafia
The suspects Cow rustlers which have been troubling Nasarawa state for long met their Waterloo recently as a result of combine joint operation of Nasarawa state Police Command with members of the vigilante and Miyetti Allah Cattle Rearers Association Kokona LGA. Nasarawa State, and recovered 500 cows.
Abubakar Sadiq Bello, the State Commissioner of Police, made this known while briefing press men recently, commenting the people in the area for their good relationship with police which evident the arrest. He further urged the people continue partner with police until they totally put stop to arm robbery and cow rustle in the area.
“About two weeks ago, a special squad made up of gallant officers and men of Nasarawa Police Command embarked on a joint operation with members of the vigilante and Miyetti Allah Association with the sole aim of tackling the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers and cattle rustlers in and around Udege Mbeki, Mararaba Udege, Odu and Agwada areas Kokona Local Government Area of the state “, he said.
Sadiq Bello affirmed that, one AK 49 military rifle with 24 rounds of live ammunition; a pair of military camouflage uniform and 13 motorcycles was also recovered.
He added that with the operation, residents of Nasarawa and Kokona Local Government Areas will have respite to enable them pursue their legitimate livelihood in peace without fear.
According to the police Commissioner, the force would soon parade additional 12 suspects who attacked a Chinese Mining Company located at Udege Mbeki on March 18 which caused colossal damage worth N400, 000,000 to the company.