The Kaduna State Ministry of women Affairs and Social Development has written a petition to the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu over the 31 missing cows in police custody.
The ministry also sent a copy of the petition to the Police Service Commission on Wednesday seeking the intervention of both the commission and the Inspector General on the matter.
The petition signed by the Commissioner, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, urged the IGP to institute an investigation into the missing cows.
The petition said the action by the police was equivalent to removing the owners’ means of livelihood and subjecting them to poverty.
“The Ministry is in receipt of a complaint from some aggrieved Nigerians led by an 81-year-old man, Mal. Abdullahi Ibrahim and his wife Hajiya Hafsatu of Kaban village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The complainants reported that a team of policemen led by one ASP Aliyu Hassan raided their village of Kaban in Igabi LGA and whisked away 31 cows to an unknown destination.
“We request that the Inspector General of Police institute an investigation into the matter. We also recommend that the procedure should be preceded by a temporary suspension of the said officer to remove him from the way of investigation.
“This action is equivalent to removing their means of livelihood and subjecting them to the cruel hands of poverty. Poverty has had a direct hand in enhancing the state of insecurity in the North West and the timing of this ill-action is wrong and unbecoming of a representative of the NPF,” she said.
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