The convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General TY Buratai on Saturday intercepted a group of armed bandits/armed robbers at midnight while on routine tour of operational areas by the Nigerian Army to curtail the activities of evil men across the country.
The incident took place along Numan – Yola Road at about 11.30 p.m. on Saturday 5 May 2018.
Four of the armed robbers were arrested with 3 Dane guns, machetes and charms. The bandits who mounted road block where the COAS’ convoy ran into were on their daily operation of attacking innocent Nigerians.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu gave further details thus, “In continuation of Chief of Army Staff operational visit to troops on various states.
On Saturday 5 May 2018, at about 11.30pm – 12am four local armed robbers were intercepted by the Chief of Army Staff convoy along Numan – Yola Road. The robbers blocked the Numan – Yola high way, robbing motorists and passengers of their belongings.
Items recovered include: 3 Dane guns. Machetes, Different kinds of charms.
The suspects had since handed over to the Nigerian Police Force for further investigation and prosecution.
The general public is hereby advised to always give useful and timely information to the security agency for prompt response.