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Troops apprehend 10 rustlers with 88 cows, eliminate 3 bandits

…rescue one Adamu Yahaya
…recover firearms
…several bandits escaped with gunshot injuries

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Defence Media Operations (DMO) says,troops of Operation Accord on 15 November 2020, apprehended 10 suspected cow rustlers whilst conveying 88 cows together with unconfirmed number of sheep, eliminated 3 armed bandits with several being escaped with gunshot wounds ,among several other successes recorded in the north west part of the country.

This significant successes were achieved as troops continued with aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and sundry crimes in the zone.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche who is the Coordinator,DMO in his official statement relayed to NeWS headquarter on Monday says, the arrest of the rustlers was at the heels of credible intelligence report indicating their criminal movement.

According to Gen. Enenche, troops swiftly conducted a fighting patrol to Natsinta and Dawanna villages in Jibia Local Government Area along Katsina-Jibia road.

“In the course of operation, 10 suspected bandits migrating with rustled livestock were arrested.

“Upon interrogation, suspects claimed that they migrated from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic. Suspects were arrested with 88 cows and uncomfirmed number of sheep.

“Suspects are currently in custody undergoing further investigation

He earlier reported that troops also while on Night patrol at Yar Tasha village made contact with armed bandits and engaged them in firefight.

The statement adds, 3 armed bandits were neutralised while others escaped with various degree of gunshot wounds as 3 AK 47 rifles were recovered during the operation.

According to him, troops deployed at Ungwan Doka on 15 November 2020, also rescued one kidnapped victim named Adamu Yahaya.

According to preliminary investigation ,Adamu Yahaya was kidnapped at Unguwar Sa’ida village in Faskari Local Government Area.

The victim has since been reunited with his family.

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