– A community in the state of Benue, Anune in Makurdi LGA, was attacked by suspected bandits.
– However, troops of the Nigerian soldiers stormed the hideouts, where the bandits withdrew and killed five of them.
– Some employees of the Nigerian police force The Benue community must prevent law and order from collapsing further.
Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) soldiers killed five armed bandits who attacked a community in the local government area of Benue State, Daily Trust reported.
The newspaper said the soldiers searched the bandits’ hideouts within the borders of the states of Benue and Nasarawa on Saturday, Nov. April.
A witness said a military helicopter was seen floating around the affected village between 9:00 and 10:00 on Saturday when soldiers and police were driving around in trucks / p>
The witness added that the security forces were driving into the forest area to which the alleged bandits had previously withdrawn and that the soldiers soon returned with at least five bodies of the alleged bandits.
In the meantime the speaker has de s Benue State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the attack on the village of Anune, but did not state whether there was an accident.
Anene said a team of police officers had been dispatched to the area to prevent another breakdown of law and order.
In the meantime, the governors of the north have asked the acting inspector general of the police (IGP), Usman Alkali, to move the country to safety. Forum chairman Simon Lalong called in a congratulatory message to the new police chief on Saturday April 10th.
Lalong in a statement from his spokesman, Makut Macham said “Alkali deserves the new role given his track record of serving the nation.
He promised that governors from the region would give the incumbent police-IGP the necessary support >
In other news, on Thursday April 8th, four bandit leaders said they had denounced their illegal activities in Katsina state and included 45 rustling cattle, two general purpose machine guns, April 24th AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition and 95 7.62 MM live ammunition handed in.
The bandit leaders were named Sale Turwa, Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki and Sani Mai-Daji identified.
CP Sanusi Buba, the Katsina Police ikommissar, presented them to the press and stated that their handover was part of the efforts of the Katsina Police Command in the ongoing attack on crime in the state.