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Military Recover 1,304 Livestock, Arrest Cattle Rustlers


Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with other security agencies within the last one week have recorded tremendous success in the fight against cattle rustling, armed banditry and criminality particularly in the north west under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI.

In Kaduna State, the Division’s Internal Security Force (DISFORCE) has recovered 108 Livestock and killed 1 armed bandit and recovered 1 AK-47 Rifle and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

In Zamfara State, which is 1 Brigade’s area of operation, the troops recovered 419 livestock and arrested 1 bandit and recovered a locally made pistol from him. 

In Kano and Katsina States, 3 Brigade was also able to recover 677 livestock, destroyed 10 cattle rustlers and armed bandits camps.

They recovered 4 locally made pistols and 7 Dane guns. The troops also killed 4 cattle rustlers and arrested 14 other suspects.

The ongoing operations are aimed at completely eradicating the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminalities in the North West geo-political region of the country.


In an earlier development, Troops of 155 Task Force Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade while on clearance patrol along Banki junction on Monday encountered a Boko Haram terrorists ambush at Bolungu village which was successfully cleared. 

The troops killed all the 3 attackers and also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle with registration number UE16A86257 and 1G3 rifle with registration number 10f995, as well as 19 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.

Similarly, some element of the unit stationed in Mayanti encountered 2 fleeing Boko Haram terrorists from the villages cleared yesterday and killed 1 while trying to shot the troops and arrested the other.

The arrested suspected terrorists have been making very useful statements. 

The troops recovered 5 bicycles, bags of grains and other items.

In a related development, the unit today, cleared more Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves and hideouts in Gare village around Sambisa forest. 

During the operation, the troops killed 1 terrorist who attacked a soldier with cutlass and arrested 4 other suspected Boko Haram terrorist group members.

The troops also rescued 36 persons, comprising 2 men, 9 women and 26 children and recovered 2 mobile telephone handsets.


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