In continuation of the concerted efforts
of clearing cattle rustlers, armed
bandits and kidnappers in the north
western geo-political region, troops of
1 Division in conjunction with other
security agencies have been making
It is inline with this that troops of 223
Battalion, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army
embarked on a patrol to Maru Local
Government Area of Zamfara State.
During the patrol, the team
encountered and engaged notorious
armed bandits that have been wrecking
havoc on the communities.
The troops killed 9 of them, while a few
escaped with gun shot wounds.
The team recovered 3 AK-47 rifles, 4
AK-47 rifle magazines, 5 rounds of
7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a
machete and 24 motorcycles after a
thorough combing of the general area.
In a related development and in a sheer
act of bravery, local vigilantes at
‘Yargada village, Gusau Local
Government Area apprehended another
Buoyed by this success, the troops
morale is very high and are determined
to continue to enhance the general
security of their respective areas of
operation through patrols, raids and
It is in the light of this that we solicit
for more cooperation and support from
You are please requested to kindly
disseminate the above information to
the public through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations
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