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NARTO seeks compensation for torched truck, cows in Anambra


NARTO seeks compensation for torched truck, cows in Anambra

By Njadvara MUSA, Damaturu

The Yobe State Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has demanded full compensation for torched trucks and cows in Anambra state.

The truck, with number plate, TO 168 Yobe State, was transporting cattle to the south when gunmen set it ablaze Sunday night.

Appealing for the compensations, yesterday (Monday), in Potiskum, NARTO Chairman, Manga Mohammed disclosed: “Our members are performing their legitimate business of transporting cows to the south part of the country.”

He lamented why should NARTO members be attacked and harassed while perusing their legitimate businesses.

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According to him, the truck carrying the cows was set ablaze by suspected gunmen in Anambra state at 8.30 pm.

“Nigerian is our country, where we should live in peace without any attack and harassment on highways,” he said.

He, therefore, called on the Anambra State Government to compensate Lawan Tukur, the owner of the torched truck and over 30 cows.

He noted that compensating Tukur could reduce the incurred losses and hardships of the victims of attacks.

The Guardian also learnt, yesterday that the cabin of the truck has been destroyed, while the cows are in the custody of the police in Anambra state.

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