At least 20 cattle rustlers were killed at the weekend in a military operation in Zamfara State. The soldiers also recovered 10 AK 47 rifles and ammunition.
The Commanding Officer, 223 Light Tank Battalion, Lt-Col Aliyu Adamu disclosed that the rustlers’ den was also destroyed in Dansadau forest.
“We have succeeded in our battle with cattle rustlers, 20 of them were gunned down. We were also able to recover live ammunition, 10 AK 47 and 1 AK 49 riffles from the bandits,” he said.
Other villages raided include Malele, Yarwutsiya, Babar doka, Ruwan Tofa and some neibouring villages.