Repentant Armed Bandits, Vigilantes Surrender Weapons To Army

Repentant armed bandits and livestock rustlers have continued to surrender their weapons to the military in Zamfara state, this is following the peace initiative by the state government together with the 1 Division Nigerian Army which started in 2016.

On Wednesday March 8, 2017, repentant armed bandits and local vigilante group called “’Yansakai” in Ruwan Tofa, ‘Yar Galadima and Babban Doka in Maru Local Government Area, Danwaren Daji in Tsafe Local Government Area, as well as Mada in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, handed over large quantities of dangerous arms and ammunition.

In a statement by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said, 3 AK-47 Rifles, 1 foreign made Pistol, 1,169 Dane Guns, 323 Locally Made Pistols, 54 X Locally Made Revolvers, 102 Locally Made Multi-Barrel Pistols and 22 X Locally Made Double Barrel Rifles, were handed to 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army in the presence of some state government officials and representatives of the various heads of security agencies in the State.

Over the last few months over a thousand assorted weapons have been surrendered across the North West Zone.


Source: Channels TV

Troops Destroy Armed Bandit’s Camps In Zamfara

Troops attached to 1 Division of the Nigerian Army have ramped up clearance operations against armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Zamafara State as part of Operation Sharan Daji.


According to a press release issued by Colonel Sani Usman on Thursday, troops killed 9 armed bandits and livestock rustlers within the past three days. They also destroyed the bandits’ and rustlers’ camps and motorcycles in Bungudu and Maru Local Government Areas.


The soldiers also arrested two suspected armed bandits: Awidi Mohammed and Mummuni Mohammed. They also recovered 292 cows, 44 rams, and 17 donkeys from the livestock rustlers, who had stolen the animals.


An additional suspect, Abdullahi Abubakar, was later arrested and is believed to be an accomplice of a notorious bandit named Buharin Daji.


While the 1 Division has intensified its efforts to rid Zamfara State of illegal activities, it is also engaged in peace talks with relevant stakeholders in the region. According to Mr. Usman, cooperative cattle rustlers have provided valuable information to the Division and the Zamfara State government.

Troops Kill Suspected Cattle Rustler, Armed Bandits In Katsina

Troops of 35 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army on Friday killed a suspected cattle rustler and armed bandits on Tsambe-Fafare road, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

This is contained in a statement issued by Col.Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations on Saturday in Abuja.

He said the troop were in a joint patrol with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Katsina State, under operation “SHARAN DAJI”
He said the operation followed information received from well patriotic citizens that three gunmen were sighted on motorcycles in the area.Usman said that the team swung into action and pursued the suspected armed bandits towards Dumburu forest in Zamfara.

The spokesman said during the encounter, the team killed one of the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits, while the other two escaped with gun shot wounds.

He said that items recovered included an AK-47 rifle with registration number 1985PS6288, additional AK-47 rifle magazine and 3 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

In a related development, a combined team arrested a suspected notorious cattle rustler and armed bandit, Abubakar Mohammed and his boys, Ana’s Gora and Bello Sani.

He said items recovered from them included 49 cattle and 25 sheep.

Usman said that the special raids were carried out along Faskari-Sheme-Mairuwa road, Katsina State.

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