Friday, September 11

Nigerian troops kill 10 suspected terrorists, arrest 64

Troops of One Division of the Nigerian Army have killed no fewer than 10 bandits and suspected terrorists in Operation Restore Peace II in the North.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations of One Division headquarters in Kaduna, Col. Usman Abdul, said yesterday in a statement that during the operation, 64 terrorists and bandits were also arrested and handed over to the police and Department of State Services, DSS, for further investigations and prosecution.

He said 7,119 cattle, sheep and goats were also recovered from rustlers and bandits who had been terrorising people from the zone.

He said the operations were carried out by a combined team of Nigerian Army, Nigeria Air Force, Police, DSS and Customs personnel, among others.

Abdul said: “In Kaduna state and its immediate environs, our expanded security outfit involved in the operation have made recovery of 2081 animals like cattle.

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