Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The troops of the 1 Division in conjunction with other security agencies have recorded some progress in their ongoing efforts to clear cattle rustlers, armed bandits and kidnappers in the North-west geo-political zone.
To this end, the troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army embarked on a patrol to Maru Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, where it routed some rustlers in the area.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday, said the military killed nine of the bandits who have been responsible in wrecking havoc in several communities in the state.
“During the patrol, the team encountered and engaged notorious armed bandits that have been wrecking havoc on the communities.
“The troops killed nine of them, while a few escaped with gun shot wounds,” Usman stated.
He listed the items recovered by the team to include three AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 rifle magazines, five rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a machete and 24 motorcycles after a thorough combing of the general area.
In a related development and in a sheer act of bravery, Usman said, local vigilantes at ‘Yargada village, Gusau Local Government Area apprehended another armed bandit.
“Buoyed by this success, the troops morale is very high and are determined to continue to enhance the general security of their respective areas of operation through patrols, raids and clearance operations,” he noted.
He also solicited for more cooperation and support from the public for the military to successfully carry out their duties.