The 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi , said it had recovered 37 cows and 71 sheep in from cattle rustlers in dreaded forest of Lame Bura in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
The Brigade Commander 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier General Abraham Luka Dusu disclosed this yesterday while briefing newsmen in Bauchi, ,saying the operation is line with the directives of the Chief of Army Staff to cleared forest of Lame Bura, balgore and surrounding of any possible attack and criminal activities.
According to him, a total of 37 cows and 75 sheep were recovered during the operation by the soldiers. The rustlers ran away on sighting the soldiers.
“I want to categorically state that the Brigade will not condone any form of activities of insurgency, bandits, cattle rustling, kidnapping, rape or any form of criminality in its area of responsibility, “ General Luka said
Brigadier Luka said the operation is a continue process that will get rid of, insurgency, criminals in the area especially rustlers and insurgency activities from the frontline states of Adamawa Borno, Yobe adding the Command would not tolerate criminal acts in those areas and the surrounding forest.
He urged any person with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspected criminals and cattle rustlers that fled, to report to the nearest security agency.
He said the army authorities had handed the livestock recovered to the owner in presence of the DPO of Bura, Chairman Butchers and Village Head of Bura community in the area.