Troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion Makurdi, deployed at Yelwata, in Guma LGA which is a Border town between Benue and Nasarawa State while on patrol along Road Yelwata-Kadarko to monitor post election activities in that axis had an encounter with some suspected armed robbers in the early hours of yesterday the 15th of March 2019.
The suspected armed robbers were dressed in military desert camouflage and robbing motorists along the road. However, the gallant troops of the Battalion engaged the robbers in a gun battle which resulted in the elimination of one of the armed robbers during the encounter, while others took to their heels.
Items recovered include :
a. One locally made rifle.
b. Three rounds of 7.62MM special ammunition.
c. One empty case of7.62MM Special ammunition.