The Nigerian Army has arrested one of the bandits involved in an armed attack in Suntai local government area of Taraba state.
This was contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Texan Chukwuon Wednesday, April 18.
It was reported that the troops on Exercise Cat Race where on patrol when they encountered the armed bandits.
Read statement below
Troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA on April 18, 2018 while on patrol to Zamban village in Suntai local government area of Taraba state successfully repelled an attack by armed Fulani bandits.
One of the bandits was captured during the encounter.
Items recovered include:
a. One AK 47 Rifle.
b. One Pump Action Rifle.
c. Three Dane Guns
d. One Round of 7.62mm Special.
f. Three Cutlasses.
g. One Jack Knife.
h. One Mobile Phone among others.
The captured bandit is presently under going interrogation. The public is once again reminded to report any suspicious movements in their areas to the security agency for prompt action.
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