Troops of the Nigerian army have destroyed camps belonging to cattle rustlers and bandits in Zamfara.
This is contained in a statement issued by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations on Tuesday in Abuja.
Usman said that troops of 1 Division of Nigerian Army involved in anti-cattle rustling and anti-banditry operations on August 1, carried out clearance operations on suspected bandits’ hideouts in some forests in Zamfara State.
He said the troops carried out raids at Batara and Ajah forests in Birnin Magaji and Gusau local government areas of the state.
“Although the armed bandits fled the camps, the troops destroyed the camps, recovered 3 motorcycles and 2 cell phones,” it said.
He said the troops further raided Rimawa forest in Gusau Local Government Area where they arrested 2 wanted armed bandits – Aliyu Abubakar and Umar Ibrahim.
Usman also said that in Bini village forest, Maru Local Government Area, the troops had arrested a notorious and wanted armed bandits collaborator, Umar Dan Bilbili.
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