The Nigeria Army said it is currently sweeping many bushes in the North West for criminals, calling on residents of Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and Kaduna States to report any suspicious persons with gun shot wounds.
According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations the continuation of the efforts of getting rid of the menace of cattle rustling, armed banditry and other criminality in the country generally and in the north west geo-political region, under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI, troops of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police in Zamfara State, have carried out a joint clearance operation in Maru on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
"Although most of the targeted suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits have escaped, the joint team recovered substantial quantity of arms and ammunitions in the area."
"It is equally believed some of the criminals escaped with gunshot wounds. The team is still combing the general area for such persons," Usman said in a statement made available to Pulse.