The police in Katsina-Ala, Benue State have arrested six persons over the alleged stealing of over 500 cattle at Tacha village, Yoyo Council Ward of the LGA in the state.
The suspects are in detention and undergoing interrogation at the State Criminal Investigation Department, at the Command Headquaters in Makurdi.
It was learnt that the suspects were part of a larger syndicate that specialised in cow rustling and kidnapping of persons in that axis of the state.
“They are a gang that is known for cow rustling and kidnapping in Katsina-Ala and environs,”a source in the police force said.
“Their last notorious assignment was the rustling of over 500 cattle, early this month at Tacha village, Yoyo Council ward of the state.
“The police are diligently investigating the matter which has led to the recovery of about 21 of the cow at the cattle market and Hausa quarters, all within Katsina-Ala local government area, ” a police source said.