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Soldiers kill three armed robbers in Plateau


Okonkwo disclosed this to the  Newsmen on Thursday in Jos.

According to him, the criminals were killed Wednesday night while operating around the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp in Mangu Halle, Mangu Local Government Area of the state.

He said that three other members of the gang escaped with bullet wounds.

“On Wednesday night, our men neutralized three notorious armed robbers on Mangu road by NYSC Camp. The robbers had robbed three vehicles of their belongings including phones and other valuables.

“After a long pursuit by our men, three out of the six robbers were neutralized while three others escaped and suspected to have fled into the adjoining villages with gunshot wounds,” he said.

The commander said some of the items recovered from them included two locally made long guns, six cartridges, and a locally made pistol with five 9MM rounds of live ammunition.

He said that the dead bodies were handed over to the Mangu Division of the Nigeria Police Force.

He assured Plateau residents of the military readiness to ensure crime-free and peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state.