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Army attack bandits’ hideouts, kill one and recover arms in Benue

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Troops of operation Whirl stroke of the Nigerian Army, on June 20 launched an attack on suspected bandits hideout at Ginde in Guma Local Government area of Benue state.

In the attack, no fewer than one suspected bandit was killed and many others injured with many items recovered by the troops.

The Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, made this known in a press statement on Sunday.

He said the operations, which was carried out on Saturday, also saw the soldiers destroying the hideout and recovering arms and armunition.

The statement read in part, “Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke under Operation Accord, following reports of bandits activities around Ginde area of Saghev Council Ward of Guma LGA of Benue State troops of Sector 2 deployed at Tomatar, conducted a raid operation on 20 June 2020 on suspected bandits hideout.

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“The bandits fled as troops closed in on them. Following a hot pursuit one bandit was neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“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.”

Similarly, Eneche further stated that the troops deployed at Tunga also  arrested two suspects, Yahuza Danlami and Danladi Baushe who were linked to the kidnap of a local teacher at Foga Local Government Area in Benue state.

He said,“A locally made rifle was found in their possession. The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Police at Awe for investigations.

“The Defence Headquarters commend the troops for their offensive actions against the bandits and other criminal elements in their area of operation.”He added.

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