Troops Kill 18 Cattle Rustlers in Zamfara, averts bandits attack on Dansadau


Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army have averted another attack on Dansadau town by suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits on Wednesday 4th May, 2016.

The troops who were on patrol were alerted by well meaning individuals on seeing the bandits.
The patrol team laid an ambush for the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits who came in large numbers on motorcycles fully armed. It was gathered that they were enroute Ruwan Tofa and Babban Doka Villages in Dansadau District of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State to wreck havoc on the hapless innocent people of those communities.
According to a statement by Colonel Usman kukasheka Sani, acting Director, Army Public Relations, the troops killed 18 and wounded several armed bandits. They also recovered 11  AK-47 rifles, 1 G3 rifles, 1  locally made pistol, 11 magazines of AK-47 rifle, a magazine of G3  rifle and 161 rounds  of  7.62mm (Special)  ammunitions. The troops went further and destroyed the bandits’ camp at Babban Doka general area he added.
“They are also combing the area for the remnants of the bandits and all those that escaped with gunshot wounds in the general area. We would like to appeal to the public to continue to assist with information on cattle rustlers, armed bandits and other criminal elements in their areas” the statement urged.


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