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Army kills bandits, rustlers

09 December 2016, 13:27

Abuja – The Nigerian Army has killed nine armed bandits and livestock rustlers in Zamfara State as clearance operations against perpetrators intensify.

Two suspects were arrested.

They have been named as Awidi Mohammed and Mummuni Mohammed.

Troops recovered 292 cows, 44 rams and 17 donkeys from the suspects.

Troops have within recent days also destroyed several armed bandits and livestock rustlers’ camps and motorcycles in Bungudu and Maru Local Government areas.

Similarly, the troops also arrested one Abdullahi Abubakar, a suspected key accomplice of the notorious armed bandit called Buharin Daji.

Also read: Zamfara cattle raiders wounded after joint operations

Meanwhile, following peace talks initiated by 1 Division Nigerian Army, with relevant stakeholders and cattle breeders associations, 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,” said Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations.

– CAJ News

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