By Muhammad Sabiu - Gusau
ZAMFARA State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Baba Tijjani, has maintained that the state is now safe from the menace of cattle rustlers.
Speaking in an interview, Tijjani affirmed that his men, with the support of other security agencies, had successfully disarmed the hoodlums.
According to the police boss, the police had in recent times raided many hideouts belonging to the cattle rustlers, saying that, ‘we have recovered many ammunitions and offensive weapons, including over 1,000 cows and camels.
He insisted that the state “is now safe from the menace of the rustlers who have killed several people in the state in the last three years.”
Findings by the Nigerian Tribune gathered that at least nine out of the 14 local government areas had suffered series of attacks from the Fulani herdsmen during this period.
The local governments are: Maru, Tsafe, Maradun,Bungudu, Birnin Magaji, Zurmi, Anka, Gusau and Bukkuyum.
Commenting further, the police boss posited that farming activities had commenced in ernest.
He appealed to those whose cows were stolen to come forward for identification, pointing out that his command would continue to ensure that crimes and criminals had no hiding place.