ICC Note: Ten Fulani militants were killed in Taraba state, Nigeria. They were caught fleeing an attack they had conducted on Mega village in Adamawa State. The military and police engaged them as they fled and reportedly took two AK-47 rifles, a G3 rifle, an SMG, three dane guns, four motorcycles and some charms.
05/13/2018 Nigeria (The Nation Online) – The Joint Military and Police Patrol Team killed 10 suspected bandits and arrested one at Katibu village in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State, it was learnt yesterday.
The bandits were planning to attack people who were keeping vigil at a funeral, it was learnt.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Operations, Faleye Olaleye, addressed a news conference yesterday.
He said the suspects came on motorcycles, and were killed in a gun battle.
“On May 10, we received intelligence that some bandits were seen at Mega village in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Mega is the border of Adamawa and Taraba.
“The bandits are members of a Fulani militia who terrorise and kill people in Taraba and Adamawa States.
“Police and military personnel were deployed to prevent an attack on communities in the area. And while the bandits were returning after attacking Mega, they ran into our military and police patrol team at Katibu, where they were repelled and 10 of them were killed on the spot.”
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