Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Sokoto State Police Command has said that it has suspected a foul play in the alleged claim of Cattle rustling at Adiyya Farm Sokoto by its Managing Director Abdullahi S Adiyya.
The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Sanusi Abubkar in a statement said the Police shortly after receiving the information launched an Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the said livestock and it came to discover that a significant number of them have since returned to the Farm.
The investigation by the police further revealed that the livestock was not rustled as earlier alleged by the Farm owner Abdullahi Sarkin Gobir Adiyya but rather suspected a foul play in the matter.
The Police also in the statement recalled that on the 28th of June 2022 at about 2:30 am it received information on intrusion into the Adiyya farm where three hundred and fifteen (315) livestock from Adiyya Farm Along Airport Road Sokoto were said to have been rustled.
The statement further explained that upon receiving information, the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Usaini Gumel deployed the tactical teams for the fact-finding mission and on-the-spot assessment of the incident as alleged.
The incident also led the Sokoto state police command to deploy an investigation team to unravel the circumstances and remote causes of the alleged unfortunate incident
The police in the statement further explained that on the 29th of June a day after the incident at about 1 pm the Farm owner Alhaji Abdullahi Sarkin Gobir Adiyya informed the police that, one hundred and thirty-five (135) of the alleged rustled livestock have since returned back to the farm comprising 65 bulls and 78 rams respectively.
According to the police investigation, there is an element of suspicion of foul play in the whole situation as it came to suspect that the whole scenario is not cattle rustling incident as earlier reported by some media outlets in which Stallion times online newspaper was not inclusive.
The statement further stated that the Sokoto State CP Usaini Gumel appealed to residents to remain calm as the Police are on top of the situation and are strategizing ways to tackle the matter and as well overcome other criminal challenges facing the state.
In another development, the CP has restructured the Command’s crime-fighting tools while adopting results-oriented strategies.
The commissioner said he would leverage skills such as Community policing, intelligence-led, and technology-driven policing systems.
He further assured residents in the State of their safety and protection of their lives and prosperities.