Eight suspects were killed as Nigerian troops of “223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, have continued to raid and clear suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State”, a statement by the Nigerian Army says.
“The troops during a raid on suspected armed bandits camp at Dumburum forest, Zurmi Local Government, killed 7 livestock rustlers and recovered large quantity of ammunition and a pair of military camouflage uniform,” Colonel Usman Sani, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, says in a statement to The Trent on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
The statement, which was accompanied by photos from the scene of the operations, also said that the troops cleared suspected armed bandits camp at Bagega general area in Anka Local Government Area.
“Although the bandits managed to escape, an abandoned motorcycle was recovered and the camp was destroyed,” the statement said.
“The troops also proceeded and cleared livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps located at Gando forest, near Baruba village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State.
“The troops killed 8 armed bandits during an exchange of gunfire. The troops have also mobilized to Kalgo village in Maru Local Government Area in pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the village.