Eight cattle were rescued by the youth of Nyohini, a suburb of Tamale metropolis from suspected cattle syndicates. The suspects who are on the run were transporting the 8 cattle in a Kia truck with registration number AS 1786-11 from Waribogu, a farming community in the Tolon district to unknown location in Tamale.
The Kia truck was impounded at about 4am, Wednesday around the Tamale sports stadium forest by the youth after a hot chase. The over four occupants including the driver upon realizing danger stop abruptly on the road, abandoned the truck with the cattle and took to their hills.
The suspected cattle thieves took the cattle from two different cattle ranch in Waribogu. Among the stolen cattle were lactating ones. Stealing of cattle and other ruminants is common in the region especially, during festivities. Cattle syndicates are one of the major challenges facing livestock farmers in the region.
Narrating the incident to Zaa news, one of the cattle farmers, Mohammed Abdulai said, a Fulani who is taking care of the cattle reported missing of some of the cattle after he had spent hours in the ranch.
The Fulani went home and on his return to the range, a number of cattle were not where to be found prompting the Fulani to report it to the cattle owners.
According to him, a number of cattle were stolen in the area in previous years and cattle owners have been on alert to ambush those stealing their cattle.
Mba Abdulai was not happy that the suspects including the driver of the Kia truck transporting their cattle illegally escaped arrest and said all efforts should be made to arrest the owner of the Kia truck yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, the cattle have been returned to the community after a report was made to the police. The police have since mounted seearch for the own of the Kia truck that was transporting the cattle.