The Zamfara State Government has announced a ban on selling of cows without receipts and photos.
This was made known by Abubakar Daura, the state commissioner of security and home affairs, in Gusau, while addressing newsmen.
Daura, said the decision was taken to curb the rate at which stolen livestock are being sold at markets in the state.
Daura explained that the state government has decided that the sale of cows and cattle would be carried out under its watchful eyes, stressing that security operatives in the state has been instructed to carry out the assignment.
The commissioner noted that five trailers loaded with cows and cattle were arrested in Kaduna and Lagos state as they were suspected of being stolen from Zamfara state.
“We have been receiving series of reports bordering on stolen cows and cattle and the state government has recovered 500 stolen cows through the committee constituted by the state government on security issues.
“The state government would no longer tolerate the sale of cows and cattle with out any receipt in any market of the state.
“We introduced this so that it would be very easy to detect the sellers of stolen cows and cattle and the buyers of the stolen cows so they can be arrested as the are partners in crime. “
The Commissioner also disclosed that the state government has enacted a law which stipulates that no vehicle would move out of the state or inside the state after 6pm to 6 am.