Not less than 200 cows have been arrested in Adamawa State of Nigeria by the police for invading a farmland at Yolde-Pate in Yola South Local Government Area. The Adamawa police spokesman, Mr. Othman Abubakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the incident occurred on Saturday.
To avoid the mayhem, which is usually associated with this sort of occurrence, the police spokesperson however allayed all fears when he said that the police in collaboration with the district and village heads in the area and other vigilante members, have the situation under control.
He applauded the affected farmers for exhibiting maturity by not taking the law into their hands and commended the herdsmen for accepting responsibility for the destruction done by their cattle and their commitment to pay for the damages. He said that all the aggrieved farmers were shortlisted for possible compensation while the arrested cattle were handed over to the District Head of Yolde Pate for safe keeping.