Chris Steven, Abuja
The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have intensified clearance operations against cattle rustlers and armed bandits in Kaduna and Zamfara States, North western Nigeria.
A statement issued by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka said the Army troops have within the last four days killed two notorious cattle rustlers that were suspected to have killed seven innocents persons in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The statement said they also arrested five declared wanted armed bandits and recovered arms and ammunitions from them and thereafter destroyed their camps.
The troops also conducted a clearance operation in Kuduru, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State during which they arrested five cattle rustlers, recovered arms and ammunitions and then destroyed the armed bandits camps.
Meanwhile, Troops of 29 Task Force Brigade on clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists rescued an 80 year old man in Shaltimari village, Borno State on Sunday May 1, 2016.
The elderly man, Mallam Ibrahim Matuk according to the statement, stated that he suffered untold hardship in the hands of the Boko Haram terrorists who killed all his children while in captivity.