As part of the continuous efforts of making parts of the north western geo-political region of Nigeria free of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminal activities such as kidnapping, today, troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Bena, raided and destroyed suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State.
The raided camps were located at a forest in Rikwa village, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The troops recovered 3 local made pistols, 2 Dane Guns, 4 AK-47 magazines and 97 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition. They also recovered some stolen animals which include 147 cows, 432 sheep, 2 goats and a camel. The recovered livestock were handed over to local authority.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations