By Abdullahi Argungu, Gusau
Troops attached to the 223 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army stationed in Gusau, Zamfara State capital have destroyed criminal hideouts in Dumburum forest located in Zurmi Local Government Area of the State.Making the disclosure was the Commander of the battalion, Col. Aliyu Adamu in a statement made available to newsmen in Gusau on Friday.
In the statement, Adamu wrote that, “Troops from the battalion destroyed two bandits’ hideouts in Dumburum forest of Zurmi Local Government Area in the early hours of Thursday.”
He said intelligence gathered by his unit indicated that the hideouts were headed by “two notorious gang leaders, known as Manu Wargaji and Bush.
Adamu explained that having sensed the approach of the troops to their hideouts, the bandits fled, leaving behind most of their belongings that included 1, 355 animals.
After the operations, he stated that his troops recovered various types of animals including 293 cows, 876 sheep and 186 goats.
The commander also said two motorcycles, a pair each of police uniform and army desert uniform, cutlasses and two voters’ cards belonging to Maisamari Isa were recovered.
According to him, clearance patrol is continuing in all the bushes of the state by the troops in order to flush out all criminal gangs and recover stolen property.