Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle said the State Government in partnership with security agents recovered over 300 rustled cows on Saturday night.
Matawalle disclosed this on Sunday night when he played host to media practitioners and executives to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau.
“We received intelligence about the movement of suspected armed cattle rustlers around Kuraji village on the outskirts of Gusau and we soon mobilised security personnel to the place.
“On sighting the security men, the suspects ran into the bushes and the security men recovered the cows which have been brought to Gusau.
“We shall soon make announcement for the rightful owners to come and identify their animals so that they can be released to then,” he said.
The governor expressed worry that Kuraji and a section of Gusau were discovered to harbour criminal, especially kidnappers, and warned that anyone arrested would be ruthlessly dealt with.
He promised to always keep the media informed so that only the right information could be chunned out to the public.