Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army, have conducted clearance operations within Kaduna and Katsina States. In Katsina state, the troops carried out joint patrol at Nashambe village near Karoki in which 2 suspected livestock rustlers, Mallam Lawali Nakaduna and Yahuza Suleiman were arrested in Jibia Local Government Area and handed over to the Nigeria Police. The troops also arrested a notorious livestock rustler and armed bandit, Gide Maikwasara, who was shot while attempting to escape. The troops recovered several empty cases of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 Dane guns, 1 cutlass, a knife and local charms.
In Jajaiye village, Shinfida District, Jibia Local Government Area, troops arrested 3 suspected collaborators; Alhaji Muhammadu Jammu, Sani Jammu and Garba Bammi, while others fled deep into the forest. The troops also recovered 1 locally made Dane gun, 1 Cutlass, 1 Sword, an Axe and Arrows. They also recovered 137 rustled goats and 157 sheep. The suspects and the recovered animals have been handed over to the Nigeria Police in Jibia.