Posted by News Express | 29 June 2016 | 2,437 times
As part of the continuous efforts of making parts of the north-western geo-political region of Nigeria free of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminal activities such as kidnapping, the Nigerian Army says troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Division, deployed at Bena, on Tuesday, raided and destroyed suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State.
The raided camps according to the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, were located at a forest in Rikwa village, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The troops recovered three local made pistols, two dane guns, four AK-47 magazines and 97 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition. They also recovered some stolen animals which include 147 cows, 432 sheep, two goats and a camel. The recovered livestock were handed over to the local authority.
•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty in the North-West.
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