Nigerian troops, in ambush, kill 18 cattle rustlers

Nigerian troops, in ambush, kill 18 cattle rustlers

Friday, May 6, 2016 1:11 pm


Zamfara: one of the cattle thieves killed by Nigerian troops

Zamfara: one of the cattle thieves killed by Nigerian troops

Troops of Nigeria’s 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army have averted another attack by cattle rustlers on Dansadau town, Zamfara state, by laying ambush for the bandits and neutralising them before they got to their destination.

Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said a patrol team of the battalion laid an ambush for the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits who came in large numbers on motorcycles fully armed.

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.

Zamfara: the weapons seized from cattle rustlers

Zamfara: the weapons seized from cattle rustlers

The troops went further and destroyed the bandits’ camp at Babban Doka general area.

It was gathered that the bandits were enroute Ruwan Tofa and Babban Doka Villages in Dansadau District of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State to attack the hapless innocents of those communities.

Now, Nigeria’s soldiers are combing the area for the remnants of the bandits and all those that escaped with gunshot wounds.

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