Gunmen, on Sunday, attacked and set ablaze a truckload of cows along Ezinifite-Uga expressway in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The incident happened at about 8 a.m.
Concord. ng learned that nobody was killed in the attack.
The police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack in a statement.
He said the police have arrested one suspect in connection with the attack.
Mr Ikenga said Mohammed Lawan, who was one conveying the cattle, has been rescued by the police alongside other occupants noting that only the front of the truck was affected.
He said some residents assisted security agencies in quenching the fire and rescuing some occupants of the vehicle.
“The command has rescued one Mohammed Lawan of Taraba State livestock within Ezinifite and Uga expressway. The rescue was following a distress call today, May 8, at about 8 a.m. of suspected arson and cruelty to animals by gunmen,” he said.
The police spokesperson said Mr Lawan was conveying the livestock to Awarasi, Uga in the council area.
Mr Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, said police operatives have been deployed to the area and that normalcy has been restored in the troubled community.
He said the arrested suspect was assisting the police with information about the arsonists that carried out the attack.