Nigerian Military have arrested four armed bandits and recovered arms and ammunition during two daring raids at identified bandits’ camps at Guma in Benue State and Keana in Nasarawa State.
Military spokesperson, Maj. Gen John Enenche said in a statement that a the gallant troops stormed the location and engaged the bandits in a firefight, overwhelming them with superior fire. In the process, troops neutralized one bandit while others fled with gunshot wounds into the forest.
Troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one AK-47 rifle magazine, one locally made pistol and three mobile phones at the scene while the camp was subsequently destroyed.
Similarly, troops of Sector One deployed at Gagbe in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State conducted another dawn raid on another suspected armed bandits’ hideout at Tse Agi in the general area.
He said, “The gallant troops stormed the hideout and apprehended four suspects at the scene while one AK 47 rifle, two AK-47 rifle magazines and forty-six rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition were also recovered at the location” .
“The hideout was subsequently destroyed while the suspects are currently being profiled after which they will be handed over to the appropriate prosecuting agency for further action” .
“The Military High Command appreciates the general public for their cooperation in providing credible information which has so far facilitated the successes of the operations”.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria assures that these offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored to all the troubled zones of the Country”he said.