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.
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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