Operatives of Operation Thunder Strike, has handed over no fewer than 371 livestock recovered from rustlers to the Kaduna State Government.
Three suspects arrested in the course of the operation were also handed over to the government for further investigation and prosecution.
The event was held in Rijana, Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
The joint operation commenced on May 10th, 2019, and comprised of the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, DSS and National Intelligence Agency.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Cornel Ezindu Idimah, who performed the handing over ceremony, said the main objective of the operation was to contain and clear Abuja-Kaduna highway of cattle rustlers, bandits and kidnappers.
The Special Adviser on Security to Kaduna state Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i and Coordinator of the state security outfit, Operation Yaki, Murtala Abbas, while receiving the livestock on behalf of the state government, commended the troops for their efforts at safeguarding lives and property of the people.