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Troops kill rustlers, recover livestock in Northwest

30 March 2016, 17:22Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Troops and security agencies have in the past week killed a number of alleged rustlers and recovered more than 1 000 cattle in the Northwest.

This follows operations to fight stocktheft, armed banditry and criminality in the region.

The breakthroughs have been reached under the auspices of Operation Sharan Daji.

In Kaduna State, the Division’s Internal Security Force (DISFORCE) has recovered 108 Livestock and killed one armed bandit and recovered 1 AK-47 Rifle and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

Also read: Police confirm 9 killed in a village attack in Zamfara

In Zamfara State, which is 1 Brigade’s area of operation, the troops recovered 419 livestock and arrested one bandit and recovered a locally made pistol from him.

In Kano and Katsina States, 3 Brigade was also able to recover 677 livestock, destroyed destroyed cattle rustlers and armed bandits camps and recovered 4 locally made pistols and 7 Dane guns.

The troops also killed four cattle rustlers and arrested 14 other suspects.

"The ongoing operations are aimed at completely eradicating the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminalities in the Northwest geo-political region of the country," Sani Usman, Army Spokesperson said.

- CAJ News


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