July 18, 2024

Troops eliminate three terrorists, recover arms, rustled sheep in Zamfara

The Nigeria Army said its troops in collaboration with Zamfara State Community Protection Guards eliminated 3 terrorists and recovered several rustled sheep in multiple operations in Zamfara State.

This was contained in a statement on its X on Wednesday,

According to the statement, “In Rukudawa Village, located in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, troops launched an offensive operation targeting the hideout of notorious terrorist kingpin Gwaska Dan Karami. In the encounter, troops eliminated two terrorists and uncovered a terrorist warehouse stocked with looted food supplies.

“In another operation in the Mayanchi general area of Maru Local Government Area, troops on fighting patrol intercepted and engaged marauding terrorists who had rustled a flock of sheep. The troops neutralized one terrorist in the overwhelming firefight compelling the rest of the terrorists to flee, abandoning one AK-47 rifle, a magazine with three rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition, two motorcycles, and 410 rustled sheep; which have been recovered by the troops.” It said

It said the troops also recovered a pair of military camouflage and a Mobile Police uniform, saying that the rescued sheep have been handed over to the Committee on Recovery of Rustled Animals in Gusau.

It said troops also intercepted terrorists on a mission to carry out their nefarious activities along Kairu road in Gummi Local Government Area and recovered one AK-47 rifle from the terrorists, after thwarting the mission.

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