In continuation of the clearance operations against suspected livestock rustlers, armed bandits and other criminal elements in its area of operations, units of 1 Division Nigerian Army have Friday cleared livestock rustlers and armed bandits camp in Kaduna State and arrested an electric cable vandal in Katsina State.
Based on information received from the vigilante group in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State on the activities of some notorious armed bandits and kidnappers around ‘Yar-doka village, in the same LGA, troops of 11 Field Engineer Regiment, 1 Division Nigerian Army carried out raid operations in the area. During the operation, they killed 3 armed bandits and kidnappers, while others escaped with gun shot wounds. The troops recovered 15 Dane guns, 6 locally fabricated pistols, 1 Torchlight pistol, 3 empty cartridge cases and 52 empty shells of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
Similarly, following a tip off from some well meaning and patriotic citizens on the activities of a suspected electric cable vandal named Nazir Kazeem of Dankama village, Kaita LGA, Katsina State, troops stormed the area and arrested the suspect on the act, while 2 of his accomplices escaped.
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Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations