The theft and robbery of livestock was a concern expressed by the provincial governor, Gerdina Didalelwa, at the meeting of the Auscultation Council of Communities, to address, among other issues, the strategy for combating this phenomenon.
The governor, cited by Angop, urged the National Police to strengthen strategic measures to combat the constant cases and discourage this type of action.
"We remember that it was last year that thousands of animals died in Cunene province, due to drought, traditional breeders have practically run out of cattle, now that they are trying to recover others, they are being robbed, which ends up afflicting the families," said the governor.
Gerdina Didalelwa stressed that the meeting concluded that there is a growing trend of crimes that disturb private property, especially the theft and robbery of livestock.
On the subject, the commander of the National Police in Cunene, Commissioner Antonio Ribeiro Leitão, said that in the first half of this year 111 crimes of theft and robbery of cattle, goats and pigs were registered, with a balance of 604 animals subtracted.
António Ribeiro Leitão pointed out that 287 animals had been recovered, clarifying 94 crimes, which resulted in the arrest of 117 citizens, presumed perpetrators, some living in Cunene and others coming from neighbouring provinces, who use white and firearms to commit the actions.