Nigerian Troops Attack Bandits In Taraba, Recover Weapons

The troops of 6 Brigade, Jalingo, Friday night engaged in a fierce battle with bandits in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba, and recoverd some weapons in the process.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Jalingo by Lt. Olabodunde Oni, Public Relations Officer of the brigade.

It stated that the attack occurred following the sound of gunshots near a disputed land along Tsukundi Road.

“Upon receiving the information, the troops of 93 Battalion, under 6 Brigade, swiftly mobilised to the scene.

“They discovered two individuals dead, presumably shot by unknown persons. Additionally, one person sustained a gunshot wound and was immediately given medical attention by the soldiers.

“In a display of bravery and professionalism, the gallant troops combed the surrounding bushes near the incident area.

“And upon encountering the armed groups, the troops effectively deployed their superior firepower, compelling the militias to abandon their positions and flee“, he said.

He said the troops exploited the area and recovered a cache of weapons.

“They include 2 AK 47 Rifles with 36 Rounds of 7.62 MM Special ammunition, 10 empty cases of 7.62 MM, 1 Double Barrel Rifle and 1 Single Barrel Rifle with 14 live cartridges,” he stated.

He also said the encounter served as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the military in maintaining peace and security in the state.