Zamfara - Troops of the 223 Light
Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Gusau have destroyed two more criminal
hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.
The Commander of the battalion, Col. Aliyu Adamu, disclosed
this in a statement made available to newsmen in Gusau on Friday.
Adamu said: "Troops from the battalion destroyed two
bandits’ hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area in the
early hours of Thursday’’.
He said intelligence indicated the hideouts were headed by "two notorious gang leaders’’, Manu Wargaji and Bush.
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Adamu explained that having sensed the approach of the troops
to their hideouts, the bandits fled, leaving behind most of their belongings
and 1, 355 animals.
He said the animals recovered included 293 cows, 876 sheep
and 186 goats.
The commander also said two motorcycles, a pair each of
police uniform and army desert uniform, cutlasses and two voters’ cards
belonging to Maisamari Isa were recovered.
According to him, clearance patrol is continuing in all the
bushes of the state by the troops in order to flush out all criminal gangs and
recover stolen property.