Troops have killed two suspected
cattle rustlers and arrested four
suspects in the Kaduna and
Zamfara states, the Nigerian Army
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations,
Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on
Monday, August 29, that the bandits were
killed during operations by the troops of 1
Division to clear cattle rustlers and bandit
Usman said the troops recovered a revolver
and six locally fabricated 9mm rounds of
ammunition from one of the dead bandits.
He also said that troops in Zamfara cleared
two bandits’ camps, recovered 209 cows, 1,
062 goats and sheep at Dumburum forest
general area of Zurmi Local Government Area
of the state.
He said the suspects were arrested in
Mararabar Jos, Igabi and Kubau Local
Government Areas of Kaduna and along the
road that linked Kaduna and Katsina States
through Birnin Gwari-Funtua.
Usman said two of the suspects had paraded
themselves as members of a non-existent
vigilante group harassing and extorting money
from unsuspecting members of the public.
He gave their names as Hamza Hare and Sani
Abdul-Aziz, adding that they posed as liaison
officers to security officers to dupe people.
Usman said the other suspect, a “notorious
bandit”, had terrorised the public, especially
along the road that linked Kaduna and Katsina
states through Birnin Gwari-Funtua.
Usman said the suspect, simply known as
Mohammed and popularly called “Abedariwa”
had confessed to the crime and gave graphic
details of his deadly acts.
He said the suspect also promised to
cooperate fully with the military to fish out
other criminal elements in the society.