May 24, 2018

Troops kill 31 cattle rustlers in Zamfara

Troops kill 31 cattle rustlers in Zamfara

The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 18 cattle rustlers with several others injured in an operation in Zamfara State. Also, the military on Thursday said that 13 members of the Boko Haram insurgents were killed in the ongoing clampdown on Sambisa Forest, the sect’s hideout in Borno State.

The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Thursday that the troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, who were on patrol, carried out the attack when they were alerted to the presence of the bandits in the area.

He said that the troops averted what would have been an attack on Dansadau community by the cattle rustlers and armed bandits. Read more 

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