Troops of the Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Kachia, in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State have arrested five bandits who are said to be rustlers too. The formation paraded the suspects on Tuesday saying that 267 cows and 51 sheep were recovered from the bandits on Saturday, October 26. The Commandant of the Navy School, Commodore Tanko Pani while handing over the animals to the state security outfit, ‘Operation Yaki’ at the school, 15 kilometres away from the state capital, said the formations would intensify efforts to rid the area and its environs of banditry and other related crimes. He also warned kidnappers and other bandits operating around the area to steer clear. The Commandant said, “We shall continue to locate criminal hideouts and smoke them out. “Following a distress call about the presence of invading cattle rustlers in Kujama forest on October 26, we deployed troops to carry out a hot pursuit of the criminals.

“Fortunately, the troops intercepted and recovered 267 cows and arrested five cattle rustlers while others escaped into the bush. “We have been able to restore sanity in a few months since my assumption of office at the Command as Commandant as attested to by the communities and motorists plying Kachia – Kaduna, and Kachia – Jere Roads This is isolated case and we will be doing our best to consolidate on current successes without compromise. “Criminals should know there is no room for them here. We shall continue to locate criminal hideouts and smoke them out.” The Commandant also appealed to communities around to provide useful and credible intelligence so as to enable the command to respond to distress calls at the right time.

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