Exercise Ayem Akpatuma: Armed bandits arrested by Nigerian army in Taraba (photos)

Exercise Ayem Akpatuma: Armed bandits arrested by Nigerian army in Taraba (photos)

- Two armed bandits have been arrested by the Nigerian army in Taraba state

- The army said that some ammunition were recovered from their hideout

- They were arrested by troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in the state

The Nigerian army has arrested two armed bandits in Taraba state and recovered some ammunition from their hideouts.

This was contained in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director of army public relations, Brigadier Texa Chukwu.

The statement read: "Troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in Taraba state while on patrol on 20 April 2018 raided a suspected criminal hideouts at Dogo Ruwa following a tip off. Two notorious armed bandits were nabbed during the raid.

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"Items recovered from the hide out include: One G3 rifle containing 7 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, one Pump Action rifle, one dane gun."

According to him, preliminary investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution on completion.

Brigadier Chukwu called on the public to cooperate with the security agencies by reporting any suspicious movements. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public.

Exercise Ayem Akpatuma: Armed bandits arrested by Nigerian army in Taraba (photos)

The two suspects arrested by the Nigerian army. (Photo credit: Nigerian army)

Exercise Ayem Akpatuma: Armed bandits arrested by Nigerian army in Taraba (photos)

The ammunition recovered from the bandits.(Photo credit: Nigerian army)

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian army on Saturday, April 21 said that it arrested 23 suspected cultists, who were conducting physical training for new recruits, initiation and planning for robbery and kidnap activities.

The army also said that it arrested 15 other persons suspected to be pipeline vandals and recovered 31 jerry cans of refined petroleum products in the process.

Major-Gen Enobong Udoh, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian army, made this known at a news conference at the 174 Battalion, Ikorodu area of Lagos.

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Source: Naija.ng

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