The 19 northern governors are set for a mega operation against the menace of cattle rustling in the region.
This disclosure was made by Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Gnaduje at a chat with journalists in Kano.
He said governors had discussed the matter extensively at the Northern Governors’ Forum and had agreed to jointly address it.
“We are very much concerned about cattle rustling in the region, hence the decision to face the problem squarely. Already the governments of Katsina, Zamfara, Bauchi and Kaduna states have sent their delegations to Kano in that respect.
“All stakeholders are being encouraged to contribute their own roles”, he said.
Ganduje added that in Kano state over 10,000 stolen cows were so far recovered and returned to their rightful owners by the committee set up by his administration to handle matters related to cattle rustling.