Plateau State Police Command recovers 70 missing cattle

Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Plateau State Police Command has recovered 70 cattle that were reported missing on the 14/09/2018 at about 1915hrs, belonging to one Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu Village in Kuru District of Jos South local government area of Plateau state.

It would be recalled that the incident was reported at the Kaduna/Vom Police Division, that, Ezekiel Dalyop’s seventy (70) cattle under care of three (3) herders were missing.

A statement was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Matthias T. Terna, and issued to newsman in Jos on Saturday indicated that, the Police immediately swung into action, following the complaint, which was incidental and were able to rescue one of the herders by name Bitrus Joseph, 16yrs, unhurt.

According the Police, a team of detectives also recovered the seventy (70) missing cattle, but said unfortunately, in the process of rustling the cattle, two of the herders – Meshack Dalyop, 14yrs old, and Pam Danjuma, 10yrs old, were killed and dumped in the bush at Dahool Bob in Kuru District.

He said the corpses have been recovered and deposited at the Vom Christian Hospital, and commiserates with the families, who lost their lost ones.

The statement further urged owners of cattle in the area to employ more matured herders, who can take care of the herds, who could sense danger far ahead of them.

The Command has assured of intensifying efforts aimed at arresting perpetrators of this dastardly act to face justice.


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