Minister of FCT, Muhammed Bello has charged the National Implementation Committee for the Curtailment of Cattle Rustling in Nigeria, to develop effective tracking systems of all cattle coming into the country.
Bello, who gave the charge while receiving members of the Committee, led by its chairman, Charles Ugomuoh, in Abuja, said cattle entering through the border should be tracked to reduce friction often generated by their activities in the hinterland.
“It would be a good idea for your Committee to set up a robust mechanism to track all those coming across the border even for statistical purposes”, he said.
Bello stated that majority of cattle rustling activities are being perpetuated by those coming from neighboring countries, adding that the Implementation Committee could track them using technological innovations and ensure that herders pay for such services.
He urged the committee to take advantage of technological devices and gadgets so as to better discharge their duties.