Troops of 35 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army on Friday killed a suspected cattle rustler on Tsambe-Fafare road, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A statement by Col.Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations on Saturday said the troops were in a joint patrol with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Katsina State, under operation “SHARAN DAJI”.
He said the operation followed information received from well patriotic citizens that three gunmen were sighted on motorcycles in the area.
Usman said that the team swung into action and pursued the suspected armed bandits towards Dumburu forest in Zamfara.
He said the team killed one of the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits, while the other two escaped with gun shot wounds. Items recovered included an AK-47 rifle with registration number 1985PS6288, additional AK-47 rifle magazine and 3 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.