Troops arrest 13, recover 5,614 stolen livestock in Katsina
Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity, have recovered 5,614 stolen livestock and arrested 13 people alleged to be engaged in marketing the rustled animals.
The Acting Director, Defense Media Operation, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko said at a press briefing held at Army Supper Camp 4 Faskari, Katsina on Saturday that the recovered livestock include 3,984 cows, 1,627 sheep and 3 Camels, all recovered within a month in the course of their operation across the state.
According to him, Oyeuko the operation which commenced in July, is aimed at supporting Operation Hadarin Daji to stem armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, incessant killings and other sundry crimes in the northwest.
“These acts of criminality, orchestrated by bandits have been curbed and reduced to the lowest level.
“No doubt the crippled agricultural, social and economic lives of people of the zone by bandits’ activities have been restored to normalcy.
“Similarly the troops have succeeded in intercepting 74 bandits’ attacks and 54 kidnap incidents within this period of one month,” he said.