Idibia Gabriel, Kaduna
Kano State government yesterday said it has spent Over #10 million on the feeding of Cattle and other animals recovered from rustlers, Chairman committee set up by the state to return rustled cattle to their rightful owners has said.
“We have so far, spent over N10 million on the feeding of the recovered animals”, said the chairman.
The Committee Chairman and Commissioner for Local Government Affairs in the state, Alhaji Murtala Garo, who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Monday, said part of the money was also used to purchase drugs used for the treatment of the animals as well as ensuring their security.
“The committee also said that it has so far verified 816 persons, out of them, 189 persons have since collected their animals”.
“We must commend the state government for providing the money being used to feed the animals as government has directed that no single Kobo should be collected from owners of the animals”, he said.
He added that the committee has so far received 3, 366 cows, 396 sheep, 11 camels, seven donkeys and four dogs recovered from rustlers.
Garo further explained that committee had returned 2, 620 cows to their rightful owners out of the 3,366 cows recovered from the rustlers in the state.
According to him, the committee had also returned 199 sheep, three donkeys and two dogs out of the 396 sheep, seven donkeys and four dogs recovered from the hoodlums.
While commending various security agencies in the state for their support and cooperation to the committee, the committee chairman also thanked the state government for providing the money used for the upkeep of animals.