10 bandits killed in Taraba

Gov. Dairus Ishaku of Taraba State

The Joint Military and Police Patrol Team has killed 10 suspected bandits and arrested one at Katibu village in Lau local government area of Taraba.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge Operations, in the state, Mr. Faleye Olaleye, stated this at a news conference in Jalingo on Thursday.

He said the suspects, who came on motorcycles, were killed during exchange of fire between them and security agents.

“On May 10, we received intelligence that some bandits were seen in large number at Mega village in Numan local government area of Adamawa. Mega is at the border between Adamawa and Taraba.

“Several police and military personnel were deployed to prevent possible attack on the communities in the area.

“While the bandits were returning after attacking Mega, they ran into our gallant military and police patrol team at Katibu, where they were repelled. 10 of the bandits were killed on the spot,” he said.

Olaleye said exhibits recovered from the bandits were two AK47, one G3 rifle, one SMG, three dane guns and four motorcycles.

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