From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
The Garrison Commander, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Jimmy Akpor has said the Army has discovered a dangerous trend in rustling crime, where rustlers do contract innocent young boys to rear the stolen animals for them.
He stated this while handling over 120 cows and 14 sheep recovered from a bandit to Kaduna State Government yesterday.
According to him, the cows and sheep were suspected to have been rustled somewhere along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Brigadier General Jimmy Akpor, who led the team said the animals were recovered during the ongoing operation Thunder Strike around Ligari General Area, Sabon Gaya, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
“We are handling these suspected rustled cows and sheep that have been recovered by personnel of operation Thunder Strike to the a representative of Kaduna State government.
“The cows were recovered a few days ago in Ligari General Area. There are so many means through which we get information and based on that, we plan our operations. About 120 cows and 14 sheep (were recovered) and one of them gave birth to two calves this morning.
“One dangerous trend we have seen is that most of the rustlers do contract innocent young boys to rear the stolen animals for them.