Troops kill bandit, seize arms in Benue

Posted by News Express | 21 April 2019 | 680 times

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•Weapons and phones recovered from the bandits

 Troops have killed a bandit and seized arms in Benue State as part of efforts to improve security in the country.

The troops, who were on patrol along Nagi-Ucheki-Audu-Enger-Adudu axis of Gwer West Local Government Area of the state, killed the bandit on Friday when they responded to an attack by bandits.

According to a statement by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, after the colleagues of the fallen bandit fled the scene, troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two rifle magazines, 48 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, one machete, one mobile phone and a bag of charms abandoned by the criminals.

Also, on Friday, troops on patrol to Ikyoawe, Tsegumme and Tsezongo communities destroyed a militia camp after engaging criminals in the camp in a gun battle. Overpowered by the troops, the criminals fled with gunshot wounds, abandoning munitions and other items, including two rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition and two mobile handsets.


Sourced from Channels TV report


Source: News Express

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