15 cattle rustlers, armed bandits killed in Zamfara

Dead cattle rustler

Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, 1 Division have continued to raid and clear suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State.

The troops during a raid on suspected armed bandits camp at Dumburum forest, Zurmi Local Government, killed 7 livestock rustlers and recovered large quantity of ammunition and a pair of military camouflage uniform.

Similarly, the troops also cleared suspected armed bandits camp at Bagega general area in Anka Local Government Area. Although the bandits managed to escape, an abandoned motorcycle was recovered and the camp was destroyed.

The troops also cleared livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps located at Gando forest, near Baruba village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State.

According to Army spokesperson, Col Sani Usman, the troops killed 8 armed bandits during an exchange of gunfire.  The troops have also mobilized to Kalgo village in Maru Local Government Area in pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the village.

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