Army appeals for information on escaping armed bandits and cattle rustlers

Posted by News Express | 10 May 2016 | 2,789 times

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The Nigerian Army has appealed for information on armed bandits and cattle rustlers believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds following a clearance operation yesterday in the Maru area of Zamfara State.

A statement issued on Monday and signed by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said: “In continuation of the efforts of getting rid of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminality in the country generally and in the north west geo-political region, under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI, troops of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police in Zamfara State, have carried out a joint clearance operation in Maru today.

“Although most of the targeted suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits have escaped, the joint team recovered substantial quantity of arms and ammunitions in the area.

“It is equally believed some of the criminals escaped with gunshot wounds. The team is still combing the general area for such persons.

“Consequently, the public in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kaduna States in particular, are please requested to report any suspicious persons especially those with gunshot wounds.”

Source: News Express

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