Cattle herders kidnapped in Anambra State’s Ogbaru Local Government Area have been found, according to police.
Some of the 300 cattle that were allegedly rustled by gunmen have also been discovered, according to the State Police Command.
There had been reports of unidentified gunmen kidnapping ten herders and making off with 300 cattle belonging to the herders while demanding N10 million and a gun as ransom.
Only one herder is still with the kidnappers, according to the State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who gave an update on Monday.
Ikenga stated this in a short press release titled: “Update on the alleged gunmen attack on herders in Anambra State, kidnap of 10 and rustling of 300 cows”.
He said: “In view of the above the Police command got into joint operation with the military.
“On 24/4/2022 some of the alleged victims of abduction were seen in the bush unharmed, while one of the abductees is still missing. The joint operatives also discovered some of the livestock in the bush.
“Furthermore, efforts are being intensified to locate him (missing herders), and the livestock that is still missing. Further details shall be communicated.”