For alleged livestock rustling, Adamawa State Police Command agents have detained four persons.
The four are accused of robbing 346 sheep and 73 cows.
The arrest, according to the command, was made by Gombi Divisional Police Headquarters-affiliated police officials who collaborated with local hunters and performed close surveillance at Amtasa village in the Hong Local Government Area of central Adamawa.
In a statement released by the police and signed by Suleiman Nguroje, the police spokesperson, “the suspects during interrogation confessed to participating in cattle rustling and kidnapping activities, particularly in areas of Zumo/Maigero villages in Song, part of Gombi, and Maiha local government areas, and the Republic of Cameroon.”
Dahiru Bashir, 22, of Kesure Village, Song LGA; Tukur Salisu, 19, of Filindi, also in Song LGA; Muhammed Bello, 21, of Sigire, Song; and Babangida Ibrahim, 18, of Sigire, Song, were the suspects named in the statement.
The quartet was detained by police while on their way to deliver rustled cattle to people they had previously contacted to collect them.
The suspects were discovered with two AK-47 guns, 73 cows, and 346 sheep, according to the police statement.
“The CP also directed that the matter be investigated discreetly and that all those involved be prosecuted,” according to the statement.