Adamawa State Government on Wednesday said it had arrested 34 stray animals within Yola, the state capital.
The Commissioner for Environment, Mrs. Arziki Sawa, said that the animals were arrested by the state mobile sanitation task force.
She added that the decision to arrest the stray animals followed the recent ban on stray animals in the state capital and its environment.
Sawa said the state government also imposed a fine of N5,000 per head on any animal arrested for straying on major streets.
According to her, a total of 34 stray animals have been arrested and handed over to the state mobile sanitation unit and the task force was waiting for the owners of the animals to come forward, claim and pay the fines before the animals would be released.
"The owners are expected to go to their office located on the premises of Adamawa Urban Planning and Development Authority where they are expected to pay N5,000 if they want to retrieve their animals”, she said.