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Police rescue herders kidnapped in Anambra

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ANAMBRA State Police Command has rescued herders said to have been kidnapped in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.

  The police revealed that they recovered about 300 cattle, which the gunmen allegedly rustled.

  Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, the South-East Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), had alleged that gunmen invaded their settlement on Saturday, kidnapped 10 of its members and went away with about 300 cows belonging to the herders.

  Alhaji Siddiki also said the kidnappers asked for N10 million and a gun as ransom.

  Anambra State Police Command PRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikéngà, while updating newsmen on the attack said only one herder was still with the kidnappers.

  DSP Ikenga disclosed this in a press statement titled, “Update on the alleged gunmen attack on herders in Anambra State, kidnap of 10 and rustling of 300 cows”.

  “On April 24, 2022, some of the victims were seen in the bush unharmed, while one of the abductees is still missing. The joint operatives also discovered some of the livestocks in the bush.

  “Furthermore, efforts are being intensified to locate him (missing herder) and the livestock still missing. Further details shall be communicated.”

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