Troops arrest 2 wanted armed bandits, destroy camps

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One of the wanted bandits arrested

One of the wanted bandits arrested

Nigerian troops carrying out clearance operations have arrested two notorious armed bandits and destroyed criminal camps in some forests within Zamfara State.

In a statement released by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, he said the troops also recovered three motorcycles and two mobile telephones.

He gave the names of the arrested bandits as Aliyu Abubakar and Umar Ibrahim, adding that other bandits fled on sighting the soldiers.

Read his statement below:

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army involved in anti-cattle rustling and anti-banditry operations in Zamfara State on Monday 1st August 2016 despite poor weather and rugged terrain, carried out clearance operations on suspected armed bandits hideouts in some forests within Zamfara State.

The troops carried out raids at Batara and Ajah forests in Birnin Magaji and Gusau Local Government Areas, Zamfara State.

Although the armed bandits fled the camps, the troops destroyed the camps, recovered 3 motorcycles and 2 mobile telephone handsets.

They further raided Rimawa forest in Gusau Local Government Area where they arrested 2 wanted armed bandits, Aliyu Abubakar and Umar Ibrahim.

In Bini village forest, Maru Local Government Area, the troops also arrested a notorious and wanted armed bandits collaborator, Umar Dan Bilbili.

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Source:: PM Newspaper