Rustling: 6,622 cattle recovered in 14 months in Niger


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The Director General of Nomadic Affairs, Alhaji Abdullahi Babayo, says that the company has recovered 6,622 cattle in 14 months.

Babayo made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday.

He stated that many of the cattle recovered weren't the specie of cattle in Niger saying that the rustlers normally took advantage of states that had borders with the state.

“The main problem we're having is that our borders are encroached by cattle rustlers who enter our state.

“The claimers of the rustled cattle usually come from Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto to claim their cattle,” he stated.

Babayo stated that 80 per cent of the cattle recovered had been from Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto saying that the specie of cattle was completely different from what that they had in Niger.

The director common advocated for states bordering Niger to have nomadic affairs company to allow them handle problems with cattle rustling.

“If different northern states could have this workplace, I feel we can collaborate to deal with the menace of cattle rustlers.

“If Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto will create nomadic office, I can assure that rustling will be radically reduced and there will be less pressure on us,” he stated.

Babayo stated that the company was working round the clock to see that rustling had been dropped at the barest minimal particularly within the Ember month.

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