Troops kill 9 bandits and livestock rustlers, destroy camps

Posted by News Express | 9 December 2016 | 2,052 times

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In the continuation of Operation Sharaton Daji, troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army have intensified clearance operations against suspected armed bandits and livestock rustlers within its area of responsibility, Army High Command has said.

Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Ag. Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Thursday disclosed that the troops have within the last three days destroyed several armed bandits/livestock rustlers camps and motorcycles in Bungudu and Maru Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.

Col. Usman said: “They neutralised nine armed bandits and livestock rustlers during the operations within the area. Similarly, they arrested two suspected armed bandits, Awidi Mohammed and Mummuni Mohammed, and recovered stolen 292 cows, 44 rams and 17 donkeys from them. Also, the troops arrested one Abdullahi Abubakar, a suspected key accomplice of the notorious armed bandit called ‘Buharin Daji’.

“Following the peace talks initiated by 1 Division Nigerian Army, with relevant stakeholders and Miyetti Allah, repentant cattle rustlers are providing valuable information in ongoing operations. In addition, based on the intensified military action, armed bandits and cattle rustlers are making overtures to surrender through the state government.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty.

Source: News Express

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