IN the continuation of Operation Sharan Daji, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have intensified clearance operations against suspected armed bandits and livestock rustlers within its area of responsibility.
In line with this, the troops have within the last three days destroyed several armed bandits/livestock rustlers camps and motorcycles in Bungudu and Maru Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.
They neutralised nine armed bandits/livestock rustlers during the operations within the area. Similarly, they arrested 2 suspected armed bandits, Awidi Mohammed and Mummuni Mohammed and recovered stolen 292 cows, 44 rams and 17 donkeys from them.
Similarly, the troops also arrested one Abdullahi Abubakar, a suspected key accomplice of the notorious armed bandit called “Buharin Daji.”
Following the peace talks initiated by 1 Division Nigerian Army, with relevant stakeholders and Miyetti Allah, repentant cattle rustlers are providing valuable information in ongoing operations.
In addition, based on the intensified military action, armed bandits and cattle rustlers are making overtures to surrender through the state government, a statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations, said.
— Dec 19, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT