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Police recovers 413 cattles, other items from thieves




-Police calls on Kaduna residents who’s cattles were stolen to Operation Absolute Sanity base

-Police is on the trail of some of the cattle thieves who are at large.

-Guns, other items have also been recovered from the arrested cattle thieves.


Police recovers 413 cattles, other items from thieves

The Police has arrested a a group of persons notorious for cattle rustling and kidnap in neighboring villages and towns.

The arrest was made by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to Operation Absolute Sanity along the AbujaKaduna highway.


In a statement by its Public Relations Officer CSP Jimoh O. Moshood revealed that the team recovered 413 Cattles, 50 Sheep, two locally made AK47 guns and one pump action gun on Monday.

The statement reads: “The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) attached to operation absolute sanity on Abuja – Kaduna highway on the 27th November, 2017 at about 0200 hours working on an actionable intelligence provided by the intelligence branch attached to operation absolute sanity swooped on the camps and criminal hideouts of suspected Cattle rustlers at a location inside Kagarko forest, Kaduna State.

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“The IRT team came under ambush of Cattle rustlers while in the process of carrying out the raid to arrest the suspects and recover the rustled Cattle.

“The team repelled the attack and engaged the cattle rustlers in fierce gun battle that lasted several hours in the forest. At the end, two cattle rustlers fell to the superior fire power of the Police Intelligence Response Team while others escaped into the forest with bullet injuries.”

The Police disclosed the number of the cattle and sheep that were found and afterwards returned to their owners following proper identification.

The Force also urged people who had lost their cattle to the hoodlums and were yet to recover them, to check at the Operation Absolute Sanity base. It also expressed plans to beef up efforts to apprehend to arrest the remaining suspects who are on the run and consequently bring them to justice.

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