There is palpable fear in Rivers state following the arrest of over 20 Northern youths who smuggled over 50 cows with 27 recorded dead in a truck with registration number (RGM 104 XA), through Adamawa, Okigwe routes to Igwuruta in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Hon. Engr Samuel Nwanosike JP, the Executive chairman, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, swam into action by contacting Igwuruta Division of Nigerian police for immediate arrest and investigation.
Hon. Nwanosike also contacted Dr. Ekanam, Director Primary Health Care and Dr. Joy Wohioka, who is in charge of Health Care, Ikwerre Local government area of the state, to join force with the police for proper investigation.
The ugly development have infused palpable fear on the residents of the LGA
Numerous Kelga residents who spoke off camera, were of the opinion that the development has political under tone and therefore called on the government not to sweep the investigation under the carpet.
It was revealed that over four cows among the dead had been distributed and sold for public consumption before the arrival of security agents.