Troops engage armed bandits, ‘deal with them decisively’

Posted by News Express | 10 October 2016 | 2,164 times

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The Nigerian Army says troops of its 1 Division involved in the fight against livestock rustling, armed banditry and kidnapping in the North-West geo-political zone of the country, have recorded more successes with the raiding of criminals’ hideouts and killing of two bandits.

Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement issued on Sunday said troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, on patrol at Gobirawan Kwacha, Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, engaged armed bandits operating at the area, and “dealt with them decisively.”

The troops recovered and destroyed four motorcycles belonging to the criminals and raided armed bandits camps at Tsannu and Rugga villages in Birnin Magaji and Zurmi LGA of Zamafara State. In the operation, two armed bandits were killed.

Similarly, the troops recovered a pair of military camouflage uniform, a motorcycle, Dane gun and solar panel at one of the camps.

The troops also carried out similar operation at an armed bandits’ hideout located at Dumburum forest in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State in which an armed bandit was killed. The team recovered 15 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and three Dane guns. The armed bandits’ camp was also destroyed.

•Photo shows a bandits’ camp set ablaze by troops.

Source: News Express

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