The state Commandant NSCDC Niger State Command CC Ahmed Mohammed Dandare has received in audience the leadership of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria in his office at David Mark road in Minna the State Capital.
The visit according to the National President of the Union, Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ibrahim was to intimate the corps on the existence of the union and its functions, thereby suggesting ways in which the union will contribute its quota in curtailing cattle rustling not only in the state but generally in the country.
The National president stated that plans were ongoing by the union to start issuing waybills to all articulated trucks conveying livestock from the north to the southern part of the country in order to ensure all cattle transported to the other regions were legally acquired from the owners,adding that security checkpoints were to checkmate all trucks transporting livestock will be initiated and manned by NSCDC personnel nationwide.
He stated further that this will discourage people from buying rustled cattle and reduce cattle rustling to the barest minimal.
Dr Tahir further unveiled plans to stop articulated trucks carrying passengers alongside livestock to forestall frequent loss of lives on the highways.
In his response, the state Commandant, NSCCC,CC Ahmed Dandare welcomes the development and assured the delegation of NSCDC’s readiness to partner any union or organisation in ensuring peace and stability in the country.