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Three killed as police raid bandits’ hideout in Benue

Three killed as police raid bandits’ hideout in Benue
April 28
20:08 2021

The Benue state police command says its officers killed three bandits during a raid on their (bandits) camp on Wednesday.

Catherine Anene, the command’s spokesperson, said the police also recovered dangerous weapons including two AK-47 rifles, 29 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, knives, cutlasses, and substances suspected to be charms.

According to a statement by the police spokesperson, the bandits’ camp was uncovered at a forest in Tomatar Imande in Katsina-Ala LGA of the state.

The police said three of the bandits sustained injuries during the exchange of gunfire during the raid, but died afterwards.

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“During the operation, there was a prolonged exchange of gunfire between the police and bandits,” the statement reads.

“Consequently, three of the bandits were arrested with bullet wounds while other suspects fled with injuries.

“The injured suspects were rushed to hospital, but confirmed dead by the doctors.

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“Corpses of the deceased have been deposited at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.”

Anene called on residents to cooperate with the police by providing useful information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects at large.

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