In Zamfara State, the troops killed 4 rustlers, wounded 16, arrested 3 and destroyed 7 of their camps. The troops also recovered 486 livestock, 2 machetes, 3 AK-47 rifles and 4 AK-47 rifle magazines from the criminals.
In Katsina State, the troops killed 5 rustlers, arrested 2 of them and destroyed 5 camps. They also recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 locally manufactured guns and 12 machetes . The troops also recovered 116 livestock from the rustlers. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers sustained injury and is receiving to treatment.
In Kaduna State the troops also recovered 305 livestock, 2 locally made pistols, 3 bows and arrows and 4 machetes. The troops killed 2 armed rustlers, arrested 7 and destroyed 6 camps belonging to the criminals. In Kano State’s Doguwa forest, one rustler was killed and the rustlers’ camp destroyed. The troops also recovered 126 cattle, 331 sheep, 10 donkeys and 3 camels from the rustlers.
In a bid to further consolidate the successes so far recorded in the clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents, again the gallant troops of 7 Brigade Quick Reaction Force on a routine fighting patrol had an encounter with members of the Boko Haram moving on 3 motorcycles along Kekeno axis linking Dabam Masara.
During the pursuit, troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 3 motorcycles and one tear gas from the terrorists. Other items recovered include 4 mobile telephone handsets, assorted sizes of bathroom slippers, food flasks, plastic cups, amongst others.
In addition, they also recovered quite a number of items from the terrorists which include 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 rifle magazines, 1 Hewlett Packard laptop, 2 External hard drives, a pair military and Nigeria Police camouflage uniform, a camel bag, 3 mini solar panels, assorted charms, fishing nets and soldering iron, amongst others.