Troops of 35 Battalion, 1 Brigade of Nigerian Army in a joint patrol with elements of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday arrested a notorious cattle rustler and armed bandit, Abubakar Mohammed (AKA Gora) alongside his boys and accomplices Anas Gora and Bello Sani.
Confirming the report acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said the team also recovered 49 cattle and 25 sheep from them. “The team carried out special raids operations along Faskari-Sheme-Mairuwa road, Katsina State amd in that process they arrested a notorious cattle rustler and armed bandit, Abubakar Mohammed (AKA Gora) alongside his boys and accomplices; Anas Gora and Bello Sani. The team recovered 49 cattle and 25 sheep from them” Usman said.
The Army spokesman said that the suspects were handed over to the police while the recovered animals have been handed over to Faskari Local Government Area Council Secretary for handing over to the rightful owners.
Usman further stated that the troops carried out another joint operation along Tsambe-Fafare road, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. He said the operation was predicated on information received by well meaning citizens that 3 gunmen were sighted on motorcycles. “The team swung into action and pursued the suspected armed bandits towards Dumburu forest in Zamfara State. During an encounter, the team killed one of the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits, while the other two escaped with gunshot wounds” Usman said.
He added that the team recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 1985PS6288, additional AK-47 rifle magazine and 3 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.