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Police kill 2 rustlers, recover 533 cows in Katsina

Katsina—The Police in Katsina State have killed two suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 533 cows from the hoodlums, since January.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bala Zamasanchi, disclosed yesterday in Katsina, while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the command during the period.

Zamasanchi said the cows were recovered around Funtua and Rugu forests in Safana and Batsari Local Government areas, respectively.

He said police had also arrested 15 suspected cattle rustlers during the period, adding that 67 sheep were also recovered from the rustlers.

According to him, the police have arrested 30 notorious armed robbery suspects, and that 22 of them have already been charged to court.

He said items recovered from the suspects include three vehicles, nine motorcycles, one AK-47 rifles, six locally-made guns, 40 rounds of ammunition, 284 cutlasses, torch lights and other dangerous weapons.

The deputy commissioner of police said the police had also raided criminal hideouts and arrested 110 suspects in different parts of the state and that 91 of the suspects had been charged to court.



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