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Troops kill 2 cattle rustlers, recover 1 car

24 September 2016, 18:06

Abuja - Troops carrying out clearance operation of suspected livestock rustlers and bandits’ camps and hideouts in the North West have killed two suspected bandits in a raid on Thursday.

A statement issued by Colonel Sani Usman, the Army Spokesman, said one of the bandits was killed in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara and the other in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

“Similarly, troops at Anchau, Kaduna State, pursued a notorious bandit named Danladi Tasha Adamu along Kargi District unfortunately, he fled into the bush.

“He, however, abandoned seven rustled cattle and the recovered livestock were handed over to Kubau Local Government Council officials.”

Also read: Police kill 2 rustlers, recover 441 cattle in Kano state

The army spokesman said troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade of 1 Division, Nigerian Army (Kaduna) carried out the raid.

He added that while some of the bandits escaped with gun shot wounds, the troops recovered one Dane gun, two locally made pistols and four motorcycles.

Usman also said that the troops, in conjunction with the police, recovered a stolen Mercedes Benz car model E200 with registration number Lagos CW 504 LND from one Gambo Ibrahim of Kubacha town.

He noted that the car was stolen at New Karu, FCT, adding that in line with established procedure, the troops had destroyed the camps.



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