Two camps of armed bandits have been cleared out by troops operating in Zamfara State. 209 cows, 1062 goats and sheep were reported to have been recovered at Dumburum forest general area, Zurmi Local Government Area, Zamfara State over the weekend.
Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army also killed an armed bandit, arrested some, cleared camps and recovered livestock in Kaduna and Zamfara States.
A statement signed by the Ag. Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman said the troops arrested a notorious cattle rustler named Isah Fulani at Mararrabar Jos, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State adding that troops also killed the leader of a livestock and armed banditry gang called Guruguru Magaji at Tashar Nakau, Ikara Local Government Area, in a fierce exchange of gun duel.
Usman further said troops at Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area, Kaduna State also arrested 2 impersonators that parade themselves as members of a non-existent vigilante group harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public in the area.
The suspects, Mallam Hamza Hare and Mallam Sani Abdul-Aziz also posed as liaison officers to security officers duping people, according to the statement.
The statement further said troops also arrested one Mohammed popularly known as ‘Abedariwa’ , a notorious armed bandit known for terrorising the public along the road that linked Kaduna and Katsina States through Birnin Gwari-Funtua.
The statement said Abedariwa made confession and gave graphic details of his deadly acts, promising to cooperate fully with the military to fish out other criminal elements in the society.