The FCT Police Command have recovered 109 cows, 29 sheep and others from an armed robbery gang that specialize in cattle rustling.
The police also recovered one pump action gun and two live cartridges from the gang.
According to the police, the recovery was made after a gun battle between members of the gang and operatives of the Police.
The gun battle according to a statement in Abuja Thursday by the FCT Command Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah led to the death of one of gang members and fleeing of other members.
The statement reads: “Poised to combat crime and frustrate criminals out of circulation, a gallant teamof Police operatives attached to Kwali Divisional Headquarters on patrol at Kwali village has dislodged and recovered one pump action gun, two live cartridges, 109 cows and 29 sheep from a dare devil armed robbery syndicate which specialises in cattle rustling.
“The syndicate which was reported to have rustled some cows and sheep from a community in Niger state were intercepted at Kwali village on Wednesday 26/04/17 at about 1:00amwhere a fierce gun battle ensued between them and the Police patrol team.
“As a result of the professionalism, gallantry and superior gun power of the Police Patrol team, one of the hoodlums was shot dead while five of his accomplices fled the scene with varying degree of bullet wounds.”
The commissioner of Police FCT, CP Musa Kimo has however ordered for a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspects.
He also commended the Police operatives for their bravery and gallantry that led to the dislodging of the notorious cattle rustling syndicate.