NSCDC Ekiti State Command Recovers Stolen Goats and Vehicle

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ekiti State Command has successfully recovered a stolen Toyota Camry filled with suspected stolen goats along the Ado-Ikere Road in Ekiti State. This operation took place today when operatives of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the command spotted the suspicious vehicle.

The vehicle, bearing the registration number LSR 84 AY Lagos, was abandoned by the driver and other suspected accomplices when they noticed the presence of NSCDC operatives. Upon inspection, it was found that the car contained approximately 30 goats, believed to have been stolen from various locations within Ekiti State and neighboring states.

To prevent the goats from making noise and raising suspicion, their mouths were gagged. Unfortunately, 14 of the goats succumbed to stress and lack of water, having been deprived for over eight hours. The remaining goats are in critical condition, and the NSCDC’s agro ranger unit is working diligently to resuscitate them.

The Ekiti State Command is urging farmers who have lost goats to visit the Counter Terrorism Unit base along Afao Road to identify and reclaim their animals. Additionally, the Command is seeking information from the public that could lead to the apprehension of the culprits involved in the theft.

Mr. Agboola Adisa Sunday, the State Commandant, has made a public appeal to residents, particularly landlords along Eksu Road near Midas Hotel, to come forward with any relevant information that could aid in the investigation. This information is crucial to uncovering the network behind the stolen goats.

The Commandant emphasized the importance of community cooperation in ensuring the safety and security of livestock in the region. He reassured the public that the NSCDC is committed to protecting farmers’ interests and preventing future incidents of livestock theft.

Farmers and goat owners are encouraged to act swiftly in identifying their goats, as the health condition of the surviving animals remains precarious. The NSCDC continues its efforts to provide immediate care and support for the affected livestock.

The public is reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the NSCDC to help safeguard the community’s agricultural resources.

Sup Afolabi Tolulope
Ekiti State Command

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