3 Senegalese Cattle Rustlers Killed In Gun Battle With Police


Three Senegalese cow thieves, identified by the police as Umar Dogo Ndaiye, Datti Umar Rodi and Mammadu Dogo, were yesterday killed in a gun battle with security forces at Falgore forest, Kano State.

The Commissioner of Police Muhammad Musa Katsina disclosed this while parading 74 cattle rustlers, along with 818 cows and 87 sheep before the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II at Kwanar Dawaki in Dawaki Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

“Umaru Dogo Ndaiye, a Senegalese national, was gunned down when he engaged our men in a gun battle at Falgore forest by Gazobi village.

“He later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment in the hospital,” Katsina said, adding that the other two deceased lost their lives in the course of the gun battle with the police.

According to the police commissioner, a large cache of arms was recovered from the suspects, some of who were clad in police and army camouflage which they used to intimidate and rob Fulani herdsmen

Reacting, Governor Ganduje in his speech, described the activities of rustlers as worrisome. “This is happening as we are yet to recover from the menace of insurgency, but now another frightening dimension of crime has resurfaced, which is alarming,” the governor said.

However, he assured security agencies of the state government’s supports in efforts to fish out those involved in cattle rustling. He also urged security agencies to ensure that all the suspects faced the wrath of the law.

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II recommended that Islamic law be applied in the prosecution of the suspects.