The Nigerian Army said last night that its troops carrying out clearance operations against armed bandits and livestock robbers in 1 division area of responsibility, have killed 15 bandits and livestock thieves after gun fights.

A statement signed by Col Sani Usman giving details said, “Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, 1 Division Nigerian Army, have continued to raid and clear suspected livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps in Zamfara State.

“The troops during a raid on suspected armed bandits camp at Dumburum forest, Zurmi Local Government, killed 7 livestock rustlers and recovered large quantity of ammunition and a pair of military camouflage uniform.

“Similarly, the troops also cleared suspected armed bandits camp at Bagega general area in Anka Local Government Area.

“Although the bandits managed to escape, an abandoned motorcycle was recovered and the camp was destroyed.

“The troops also proceeded and cleared livestock rustlers and armed bandits camps located at Gando forest, near Baruba village in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State.

“The troops killed 8 armed bandits during an exchange of gunfire.

” The troops have also mobilized to Kalgo village in Maru Local Government Area in pursuit of armed bandits that attacked the village.”

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