By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Eight bandits were on Sunday gunned down by security operatives in Sabongari village of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred during a joint operations with officials of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a Multi-security taskforce deployed to restore law and order in the state, and vigilantes to flush out the bandits in Wase .
It was further gathered that the operation began on Saturday and is continued on Sunday .
Abdullahi Usman a resident of Wase who also confirmed the incident told newsmen that during the clash, two villages – Zurak and Yaddi Lawan which were seized and served as as base for the bandits were burnt and retaken by the security.
He said” Some of the bandits were killed while some ran out of the community .
He added that those who ran have been chased.
It is joint operation with soldiers and vigilantes. It was a successful operation .
Spokesperson of the operation Major Ishaku Takwa, confirmed the incident and told newsmen that 8 bandits were killed during the operation in the area.”
It could be recalled that communities in Wase local government council had come under attack by bandits in the past few weeks.