Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested eight armed bandits in Ussa local government area of Taraba state on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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 anysuspicious activities to the nearest security agency.

10 bandits also killed in Taraba

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.