Soldiers encountered the bandits while on patrol along Manya-Gangun road in Ussa.
According to a statement signed by Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, on Monday, May 21, troops of Sector 3 deployed under "Operation Whirl Stroke" encountered the bandits while on patrol along Manya-Gangun road in Ussa.
They recovered two AK-47 rifles, one K2 rifle, two Dane guns, 56 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, 25 K2 rounds, three cartridges, charms and phones from the bandits.
Colonel Ogunsanya further disclosed that the bandits are still in Army custody undergoing interrogation, and urged members of the public to be alert enough to report any suspicious activities to the nearest security agency.
The Joint Military and Police Patrol Team in Taraba state killed 10 suspected bandits and arrested one at Katibu village in Lau local government area of the state on May 10.
The state's Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Faleye Olaleye, said they were killed during a shootout after they ran into security operatives at the border between Adamawa and Taraba.
Exhibits recovered from the bandits were two AK47, one G3 rifle, one SMG, three dane guns and four motorcycles.