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Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered

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Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered

Suspected armed herdsmen harbouring in the forest boundary between Benue and Nasarawa States were arrested yesterday, 14 September 2020.

“Troops of Sector 1 engaged the bandits at first light with many of them escaping with gunshot wounds. Their camp was subsequently destroyed.” Nigeria Defence Headquarters reported.

“In the same vein, following actionable intelligence on the possible hideout of remnants of late Gana’s militia elements around Adu general area in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, Troops of Sector 2 deployed at Gbise in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State in conjunction with troops of Sector 4 conducted a joint dawn raid operation on the identified hideout at Adu. “

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They added: ” In the course of the operation, troops had contact with the armed militias who fired at troops as they closed in on their position. The gallant troops swiftly responded with superior fire forcing the bandits to flee the camp in disarray into the surrounding forest. In the course of the encounter, 2 armed militias were neutralized. “

“Troops carried out another raid operation on another identified armed bandits hideout at Chanchanji in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State and Sai in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State during which 3 suspects namely; Saalu Igbua Terlumun, Benjamin Valentine and Milton Gbegi were arrested at Sai while Isaac Hilega aka Bawasa and Godwin Terwase were arrested at Chanchanji.”

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The gallant troops combed the hideouts leading to the recovery of 16 Handsets, Charms and some substances suspected to be Indian hemp. 

The suspects are currently undergoing preliminary investigation after which they will be handed over to the police for further action. 

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Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered
Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered
Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered
Photos of Armed Bandits arrested in Benue and Nasarawa States, Arms and Ammunition recovered

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