From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Defence Media Operations (DMO) said soldiers on internal security operations in Plateau and Zamfara states have arrested a notorious kidnapper/armed robber and cattle rustler at Shendam town, in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The suspect, Zwanlan Fatim, 42, was found to be in possession of one locally made pistol, five cartridges, one round of 7.62mm NATO, two mobile phones, two Union Bank ATM cards, one ID card and assorted charms at the time of his arrest.
Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, who made the disclosure in a statement, yesterday, said the soldiers from Operation Safe Haven and Hadarin Daji, also killed one bandit following a distress call from Bayi village, in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara state and recovered several weapons from him.
He also said the soldiers arrested two rail vandals at Bas village, Heipang District, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State, while conveying 86 railway UIC sleepers in a red Peugeot Boxer vehicle with registration No BAU 05 SX.