Fired on by Tuesday’s unfortunate incident, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army deployed on Operation SHARAN DAJI have carried out raid on livestock rustlers and armed bandits’ camp.
The raid was carried out at Barikin Daji forest near Masafa village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Wednesday 18th October 2016.
This was disclosed by the Acting Director Army Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
According to the report, during the operation, the troops killed 4 bandits, recovered a motorcycle and destroyed all the camps at the forest.
Similarly troops of the same formation, in conjunction with local vigilante also carried out similar operation at the notorious livestock, armed bandits and kidnappers hideout in Anchau forest, Kubau Local Government Area, Kaduna State same day.
During the operation, 3 kidnappers, Umaru Buje, Sanusi Shuaibu and Samaila Ibrahim were arrested by the troops.
The arrested persons are currently being interrogated.
On Tuesday, Elombah.com had reported that at about 5.30pm suspected escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists had attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State.
The troops did their best to defend the location in vain.
In the process, 13 soldiers sustained injuries while some are still missing in action.
The temporary setback made the troops to withdraw from the location.
However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area.
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