INSECURITY: Arsonists raze truckload of cows in Anambra
Written by on May 9, 2022
Gunmen, on Sunday, attacked and set ablaze a truckload of cows along Ezinifite-Uga expressway in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.The incident happened at about 8 a.m. Nobody was killed in the attack.
The police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack in a statement.He said the police have arrested one suspect in connection with the attack.
Mr Ikenga said Mohammed Lawan, who was one conveying the cattle, has been rescued by the police alongside other occupants noting that only the front of the truck was affected.
Mr Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, said police operatives have been deployed to the area and that normalcy has been restored in the troubled community.
Attacks by gunmen have increased recently in the South-east. The attacks often target security agencies and government facilities.
The latest attack on the vehicle conveying cows was a novelty.
In January, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) announced ban on the consumption of “Fulani” cows in the South-east.
A statement by the IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the ban would take effect from April, 2022, and that the native cows would be used instead in the region for various events.
But it is not clear if the attack on the cows was carried out by the outlawed group.