The police command in Katsina says it has arrested four suspected cattle rustlers with 208 animals.
This is contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, Gambo Isah, on Tuesday in Katsina.
He named the suspects as Isiya Halliru, Nasiru Bature, Bello Hamza and Hassan Iliyasu.
“On May 10, 2021, at about 11:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in smashing a notorious syndicate of bandits terrorising Kankara and its environs.
“They were arrested with 170 cows and 38 sheep suspected to be rustled animals,” he said.
Mr Isah added that, during investigations, the suspects confessed that the animals belonged to their masters living in the Rugu forest.
The police spokesman further said the owners failed to show up and claim ownership of the animals.
He noted that the police had handed the animals over to the State’s Standing Committee for further action as investigations continued.