Police Dislodge Bandits, Kidnappers in Benue

George Okoh in Makurdi

Operatives of the Benue Police command have dislodge bandits and kidnappers in the Katrina Ala axis of the state.

This followed information gathered about regrouping of  bandits at Mba-Mtsar village, Kastina-Ala Local Government Area for their nefarious activities.

According to the Police PPRO DSP Sewuese Anene,a team of operation Zenda JTF was deployed for an operation in the area. Upon arrival at the scene, on 27/3/2024 at about 0515hrs, the bandits engaged the police in a gun duel but a superior fire power from the operatives dislodged them.

Consequently, two of the bandits sustained gunshot injuries and were confirmed dead at the hospital, one was arrested while others escaped with wounds and are been trailed by the operatives.

Exhibits recovered from the scene include: one  Type 06 rifle, three  AK-47 magazines loaded with 7.6mm ammunition, eighty (80) other ammunition, camouflage uniforms and assorted phones.

The Commissioner of Police, Benue State command,  Emmanuel Adesina, who commended the team for bravery urged them to keep up the good work as taking the war to criminals is a better approach to fight crime. He calls the good people of the state to support the police with useful and timely information.

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