Army troops of Operation Sharan Daji engaged in anti-cattle rustling, armed banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in various states of the North-western part of Nigeria have recorded major successes against rustlers, killing several of them and destroying their camps and recovered many livestock, arms and ammunitions.
In Zamfara State, the troops killed four rustlers, wounded 16, arrested three and destroyed seven of their camps.
The troops also recovered 486 livestock, two machetes, three AK-47 rifles and four AK-47 rifle magazines from the criminals.
In Katsina State, the troops killed five rustlers, arrested two of them anddestroyed five camps.
They also recovered an AK-47 rifle, four locally manufactured guns and 12 machetes. The troops also recovered 116 livestock from the rustlers. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers sustained injury and is receiving to treatment.
In Kaduna State the troops also recovered 305 livestock, two locally made pistols, 3 bows and arrows and four machetes. The troops killed two armed rustlers, arrested seven and destroyed six camps belonging to the criminals.
In Kano State’s Doguwa forest, one rustler was killed and the rustlers’ camp destroyed. The troops also recovered 126 cattle, 331 sheep, 10 donkeys and three camels from the rustlers.
Deep operations by troops of Division one of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with
other security agencies, deployed in the various States are ongoing to flush out kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other armed criminals.