The Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced that its troops, in the process of clearing armed bandits and cattle rustlers, had shot and wound several criminals in the Maru area of Zamfara state, and also recovering several arms and ammunition in the process.
To this end, the army is calling on the general public to report suspicious individuals, especially those with gun shot wounds, to any security agency.
This was contained in a statement signed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations.
“In continuation of the efforts of getting rid of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminality in the country generally and in the north west geo-political region, under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI, troops of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police in Zamfara State, have carried out a joint clearance operation in Maru today,” the statement reads.
“Although most of the targeted suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits have escaped, the joint team recovered substantial quantity of arms and ammunitions in the area.
“It is equally believed some of the criminals escaped with gun shot wounds. The team is still combing the general area for such persons.
“Consequently, the public in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kaduna States in particular, are please requested to report any suspicious persons especially those with gun shot wounds.”
Your move, guys.