Nigerian troops conducting clearance operation in Numan general area of Adamawa State has killed 10 armed bandits terrorising communities after a clash.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Major Gen. Texas Chukwu, who said the ten bandits were ‘neutralised’ during an operation which lasted for one hour.
“Items recovered include: 18 motorcycles, two Dane guns, one sub machine gun, one double barrel,fFour cartridges, thirteen rounds of 7.62mm ammunition NATO special, and one cutlass,” he said.
“Also, one of the bandits, Adamu Umar was captured during the operation.
“Preliminary investigation is ongoing; meanwhile, the suspects and the remains of the 10 bandits neutralized have been handed over to the Nigeria Police.
”The general public is hereby advised once again to always report any suspicious activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.”
This comes after security operatives killed eight bandits terrorising communities in Zamfara State, in Nigeria’s north-west.
Armed bandits and herdsmen have been a major security threat over the past year, tearing apart communities in the north and middle-belt regions.