Cattle breeders in Zamfara State can now breathe a sigh of relief as there are reports that cattle rustlers in the state have started returning stolen animals following a successful peace dialogue with authorities of state.

This assurance was given by the Chairman of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko while addressing journalists yesterday in Gusau.

According to him, as a result of the meeting of the committee headed by the State’s Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala with major stakeholders in the state. The rustlers through their leader, had agreed to return more stolen animals and surrender weapons.

“Even though some of the bandits are yet to surrender their weapons, they have assured the committee of their willingness to do so at an agreed date”, he said

The Local Government Chairman therefore called on people of the state to support the peace initiatives that are ongoing in the state.

It would be recalled that cattle rustlers had in recent times surrendered a large cache of weapons to the authorities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.