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Army recovers rustled cows, assures residents of safety, security in Plateau

The Nigerian Army Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Plateau State has said that the report that the state has been thrown into a state of fear, following alleged threats issued by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state over an alleged attack on their kinsmen and the rustling of 350 cows belonging to their people was ‘unfounded, misplaced and out of reality and should therefore be disregarded’.

Nigerian Army

According to Brigadier General AM Bello in a statement on Wednesday said that only 200 cattle were missing out of which a hundred were recovered while 20 were found dead.

And that efforts were ongoing to find the remaining with the assistance of the locals in the area just as some suspects were arrested and investigations are ongoing.

He went further to say that the command has made efforts at meeting with all the parties involved and strongly advised them to remain peaceful and work closely with security agencies to unravel these criminals once and for all , rather taking laws into their hands.

OPSH therefore advise members of the public to go about their normal business as the situation is under control.


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