Rustling: Army recovers 510 cows, sheep in North-West

Posted by News Express | 29 September 2017 | 1,011 times

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•Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman

Troops of 1 Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State on Operation SHARAN DAJI have recovered 510 cows and sheep in the North-West, the Army has said.

Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement issued on Wednesday disclosed that troops on Tuesday 26th September 2017, received information that suspected armed bandits were crossing with rustled animals along Kuran Mota cattle route in Anka LGA.

“The troops mobilised and ambushed and engaged the suspected armed bandits in a fierce gun battle. The armed bandits however, fled and abandoned 269 cows and 241 sheep.

“The recovered animals were safely moved to Anka and will be handed over to Zamfara State Government officials who would hand over to the legitimate owners.

“In a related development, troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Division Nigerian Army, on the same day, in conjunction with men of Department of State Service conducted a joint raid operation on suspected armed bandits’ settlement in Dandume LGA of Katsina State.”

According to the Army Spokesman, the team recovered one AK-47 rifle, one rifle magazine, 1,253 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) and one motorcycle.

“Meanwhile, the troops at Magami, Gusau LGA of Zamfara State on Tuesday, 26th September, responded to a distress call on armed bandits operating along Jengebe-Gusau road robbing hapless civilians.

“The troops mobilised immediately and engaged the bandits, in the process they killed one bandit and captured another, while some escaped with gunshot wounds.”

He further disclosed that the troops recovered one locally made Pistol, one Tecno mobile telephone handset, a female handbag, one wallet and a sum of N20,000.

Source: News Express

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