- 20 cattle rustlers have been killed by men of the Nigerian Army in Zamfara state during a military operation
- Soldiers also recovered 200, 10 AK 47 rifles ammunition
At least 20 cattle rustlers have been killed by men of the Nigerian Army in Zamfara state during a military operation.
The commanding officer, 223 Light Tank Battalion, Lt-Col Aliyu Adamu who disclosed that the rustlers’ den was also destroyed in Dansadau forest.
He said soldiers also recovered 200, 10 AK 47 rifles ammunition.
“We have succeeded in our battle with cattle rustlers, 20 of them were gunned down. We are 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.
Recall that Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has absolved Fulani herdsmen of responsibility for all alleged crimes committed across the country.
The Emir described the herdsmen as peaceful, lovable and honest in their dealings with other tribes. He urged Nigerians to ensure that the desired peace and tranquility continued to reign in the nation through harmonious working relationships and honesty.
Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari said the deadly crimes committed in the name of Fulani herdsmen are being carried out by aliens.
Meanwhile, governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has signed into law a bill which prohibits the grazing of cattle in the southwest region by herdsmen.
Fayose appended his signature on Monday, August 29 in front of an audience of about 3,000 traditional chiefs in Ekiti state.