Troops kill 15 suspected cattle rustlers in Zamfara

Posted by News Express | 15 September 2016 | 1,613 times

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Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, have continued to raid and clear suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State, killing 15 suspects over the past few days.

Giving an update on their operations, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said: “The troops during a raid on suspected armed bandits camp at Dumburum forest, Zurmi Local Government, killed 7 livestock rustlers and recovered large quantity of ammunition and a pair of military camouflage uniform.”

According to the Army Spokesman in a statement issued on Wednesday, “Similarly, the troops also cleared suspected armed bandits camp at Bagega general area in Anka Local Government Area. Although the bandits managed to escape, an abandoned motorcycle was recovered and the camp was destroyed.

“The troops also proceeded and cleared livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps located at Gando forest, near Baruba village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the state. The troops killed 8 armed bandits during an exchange of gunfire. The troops have also mobilised to Kalgo village in Maru Local Government Area in pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the village.”

•Photo shows a cattle rustlers’ camp after being set ablaze by troops.

Source: News Express

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