In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Immigration Officer And 5 Others Arrested For Cattle Rustling In Katsina

Immigration Officer And 5 Others Arrested For Cattle Rustling In Katsina


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An Inspector of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been arrested alongside 5 others for allegedly being concerned in cattle rustling.

The suspects who had been accused of terrorising Katsina and Zamfara states had been intercepted with three trailer vans loaded with 164 suspected rustled cows at Jibia Native Authorities Space of Katsina State by a mixed crew of customs and law enforcement officials in Katsina state capital.

Drivers of the three vans recognized as Muhammed Isah, Ibrahim Muhammed, Idris Muhammed, had been arrested alongside one Alhaji Sa’idu Lawal of Garkudi in Jibia Native Authorities Space of Katsina State and Usman Muhammad who claims to have over 50 cows delegated to him to be taken to Buniyadi in Yobe state.

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah stated;

“It could curiosity you to know that the command has additionally succeeded in arresting one inspector Abubakar Shafi’u with service quantity 36702 who’s from the procurement division of the immigration headquarters, Abuja. He was arrested whereas escorting these automobiles. An investigation is ongoing into this matter.

“Zurmi exactly stays one of many hideouts of criminals, we’re not relenting we’re going to examine the sources of those cows and be sure that if anybody is caught wanting is taken to court docket for prosecution.”

Talking to newsmen, the immigration officer Inspector Abubakar Shafi’u stated he was on informal go away and the remaining suspects are his family.

He Mentioned;

 “I used to be in Abuja once they known as me that they’ve change into victims of Banditry in Zurmi Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State. Once they known as me, they requested me on the following plan of motion, I advised them that I will likely be coming to go to them, once I arrived I suggested them to pack all their animals to take them to a safer place which we now unanimously agreed to take them to both Damaturu in Yobe state or Adamawa.

 “Earlier than embarking on this journey, we visited the DPO the place he signed and gave us a paper so additionally the Emirate Council together with the state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria.

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“That is the second batch we’re taking to Damaturu, already seven trailers are in Zurmi ready for me to facilitate their journey too.”


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