Troops neutralize bandits in Benue, recover arms, ammunition


Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke under Operation Accord have raided suspected bandit hideouts around Ginde area of Saghev Council Ward of Guma LGA of Benue State.

Military spokesman, Major General John Enenche confirmed that the raid was conducted on Saturday, 20 June 2020.

In a statement on Sunday, Enenche said one bandit was neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds during the raid.

Items recovered include one Galil rifle, one Galil magazine, quantity 13 X 7.5mm ammunition, one Motorcycle one woodland camouflage shirt, some quantities of Indian Hemp and assorted charms. The camp was subsequently destroyed.

In another development, troops deployed at Tunga responded to a kidnap incident of a local Teacher at Foga LGA and arrested 2 suspects; Yahuza Danlami and Danladi Baushe, who were linked to the incident.

A locally made rifle was found in their possession.

The statement adds that the suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Police at Awe for investigations.

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