The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Abubakar Shafiu who in the guise of an immigration officer, trafficked three trucks loaded with 164 cows suspected to be rustled and headed to Buni Yadi in Yobe state.
Shafiu was arrested alongside three others.
While confirming the arrest, the Command’s Spokesman, Superintendent Gambo Isah, said the arrest was made after proper investigations by the police and customs officers.
He said the trucks were loaded in Zurmi in Zamfara state, and headed to Buni Yadi in Yobe, but we’re intercepted in Katsina.
While speaking to news men, one of the arrested suspects who also claimed to be an immigration officer, Inspector Abubakar Shafiu, said they were moving the cows away from their area because of the banditry attacks on their community, adding that before embarking on the trip, they obtained permission from the Zamfara Emirate council and Myyetti Allah Cattle Breeder Association, before embarking on the journey.
Inspector Shefiu, however, said the suspect failed to provide any evidence to back his claims.