– Army spokesperson says some of the rustlers left with gunshot wounds – Explains also that substantial quantity of ammunitions were recovered The Nigerian troops say they have yet again conquered cattle rustlers and armed bandits who have continued to terrorise the country. According to a statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the military spokesperson, many of the rustlers escaped during the attacks, but they were not without gunshot wounds.
The statement obtained by STREETREQUEST.com also revealed that there was a heavy presence of ammunitions in the camp of the armed bandits after the conquest
The statement reads: “In continuation of the efforts of getting rid of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminality in the country generally and in the north west geo-political region, under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI, troops of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police in Zamfara State, have carried out a joint clearance operation in Maru today
“Although most of the targeted suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits have escaped, the joint team recovered substantial quantity of arms and ammunitions in the area. “It is equally believed some of the criminals escaped with gun shot wounds
“The team is still combing the general area for such persons. Consequently, the public in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kaduna States in particular, are please requested to report any suspicious persons especially those with gun shot wounds.” This is not the first time the Nigerian troops are overcoming the armed bandits in recent times, as they also recently killed some of them during a raid in the northern part of the country. Meanwhile, one of the herdsmen responsible for the killings in Enugu, has confessed that the massacre was planned in Kogi state, as over 100 of them were invited from several parts of the country to perpetrate the act. During his confession to the Kogi state police command, Zure, who had been initially released on bail after the prime suspect in the kidnap case for which he was nabbed, was rearrested when the police watched a gory video of the Enugu massacre on his phone.