3 bandits killed in Benue communities

Three suspected bandits were Wednesday afternoon gunned down by the Nigerian police at Tomatar Imande Ukusuu Mbacher council ward, Kastina-Ala local government area of Benue state.


This is even as herdsmen Wednesday again killed a man and his wife at Udei branch in Mbabai council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state.
Spokesperson Benue state Police Command, DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, who confirmed the incident at Katsina-Ala, in a statement said the bandits were killed during a random raid on their camp by men of the command.


She said: “On 28th April, 2021 at about 0200hrs, an identified bandits’ camp at a forest in Tomatar Imande Ukusuu Mbacher council ward, Kastina-Ala local government area was raided by operatives of Benue state Police command.
“During the operation, there was a prolonged exchange of gunfire between the police and bandits.

“Consequently, three of the bandits were arrested with bullet wounds while other suspects fled with injuries.
“The injured suspects were rushed to hospital but confirmed dead by the doctors.
“Corpses of the deceased have been deposited at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.
“Exhibit recovered from the suspects include, two (2) AK47 riffles loaded with twenty-nine (29) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, cutlasses, a bunch of substances suspected to be charms and knives.

“Effort is ongoing to arrest fleeing suspects.
“The command calls on the good people of Sankara to cooperate with the police by providing any useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects at large.”

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