Nigeria: Soldiers kill two armed bandits
By Mohammad Ibrahim
March 13, Lagos: Troops from 1 Division Nigerian Army intercepted Armed bandits at Pambegwa village of Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna killing 2 of the armed bandits.
States Government in north Central recently met to form a joint military task force to help fight cow rustlers and armed bandits operating in the area. Recently about 4000 cows were recovered from rustlers den in the area.
In a statement signed by 1 Division, Deputy Director Public Relations Colonel Usman Abdul made available to newsmen at the weekend, said Items recovered from the robbers include; 1 Toyota Hilux with Registration Number ABC 101 HM, A Pump Action Rifle with 14 Rounds of live Cartridge, Sum of Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira (N310,000:00) cash and a Handset.
Similarly, in another statement the 1 Division Nigerian Army have intensified operations code named Operation “SHARAN DAJI” in the North-West and part of North Central States.
The operation targeted at flushing out criminals especially armed bandits and Cattle Rustlers that have been terrorizing rural communities.
Colonel Usman said the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade on his operational assessment of some of the areas of operations commended the effort of the troops so far.
He emphasized on the protection of human rights and strict adherence to the rules of engagement.
On the overall assessment of the operation, the General Officer Commanding explained that since the commencement of the operation over 6 months ago, a lot of successes have been recorded against these misfits.
" We will not relent on our oars until all the bandits are completely eliminated. Hundred of cattles have been recovered, while many Bandits have been killed or arrested and several Bandits camps were also destroyed," the commandant said.
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