Nigerian troops kill 3 bandits, arrest 8 in Benue, Nasarawa, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Operations Whirl Stroke and Accord have eliminated three bandits and arrested eight others in different operations in Benue, Nasarawa, and Zamfara States.

Major -Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

Enenche explained that the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke killed three bandits in an encounter around Asogo village in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State.

According to him, the operation was conducted on Thursday following credible intelligence.

The Coordinator also disclosed that troops of Sector 111 arrested two suspects who were believed to be behind recent clashes between herders and farmers in Atiyagiso community in Doma LGA of Nasarawa State.

Enenche said the suspects – Mr Mohammed Sani and Abdulkareem and Abdulkareem, confessed to their involvement in the crime, adding that they had been handed over to the police for further action.

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He also disclosed that the troops of Operation Accord arrested six youths at Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State following credible intelligence on the movement of suspected bandits in the area.

“The suspects confessed to be bandits as alleged and are currently in custody for further action,” he said.

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