April 17, 2024 1:19 pm





Intense Gun Battle: Police Take Down Eight Suspected Bandits in Benue

The Benue State Police Command on Saturday killed eight suspected bandits after a militia gang invaded Akpuna village in the Ukum Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

A militia gang wreaked havoc in Akpuna village in the Ukum Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State, resulting in the loss of lives. In response to the distress call, the Benue State Police Command swiftly took action to neutralize the threat posed by the bandits.

“Today 8/7/2023 at about 12pm, a militia gang invaded Akpuna village, Ukum LGA of Benue state and were shooting sporadically,” Channels Television was reliably informed.

The incident, which occurred at around 12pm, witnessed the militia gang causing chaos in Akpuna village. Eyewitness reports indicate that the gunmen shot indiscriminately, instilling fear and panic among the residents.

Upon receipt of this information, police teams in collaboration with other security agencies rushed to the area and engaged these bandits who were eventually repelled, the police source added.

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the police immediately sprang into action, joining forces with other security agencies to confront the bandits. The combined efforts of the law enforcement teams proved successful in repelling the armed intruders, thus ensuring the safety and security of the village.

It was further gathered that “8 corpses were recovered at the scene while many other injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment. Operation is ongoing in the area”.

The aftermath of the attack revealed a devastating toll, with eight lifeless bodies discovered at the scene. Additionally, several individuals sustained injuries and were swiftly transported to nearby hospitals for urgent medical attention. Efforts are still underway to restore peace and stability in the area through ongoing operations aimed at neutralizing any remaining threats.

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