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Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by lalasticlala(m): 1:11pm On Apr 08
A stockpile of military hardware with about N28 million cash has been reportedly carted away by marauding bandits who ambushed a select group of Nigerian troops on reinforcement mission to quell pockets of communal clashes in Benue State, military sources told Peoples Gazette.

Citing an internal army communication, a source told The Gazette that soldiers dispatched from Katsina-Ala Local Government Area to deliver weaponry to troops in Oju LGA (171km from Katsina-Ala) were overrun by an armed militia said to be from the Konshisha district of the state, in an attack believed to have occurred on Tuesday.

Senior military officers said N28 million was also with the soldiers at the time of the ambush, all of which the attackers cornered and disappeared into the night on the fringes of the Benue River.

“Yes, the bandits stole weapons and also about N28 million from the soldiers,” the senior officer said. “The entire situation has been under investigation since the headquarters heard about it.”

The official said no conspiracy was suspect on the part of the soldiers but said it was a “deeply disturbing” situation that soldiers could be easily waylaid by a ragtag group of bandits. The source of the money and its purpose were not immediately disclosed to The Gazette.

The logistics team, led by A.T. Adedayo — an army captain — was reported missing, including a general-purpose machine gun and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition.

Sources said the ambush site was met deserted when a reinforcement deployed at Oju stormed the scene following an alert.

A joint operation by troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion and anti-banditry formation, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), was planned to be conducted in the area to rescue the missing soldiers, a source said.

An army spokesman could not be immediately reached for comments.

Armed militia groups have continued to hold sway in remote parts of Benue, as the North-Central state grapples with recurring communal clashes and farmer-herder unrest.

Source: https://www.gazettengr.com/exclusive-bandits-ambush-nigerian-army-logistics-convoy-cart-away-n28-million-cash-weapons/

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by checkmatez: 1:12pm On Apr 08
normal life

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by LeeSantos(m): 1:13pm On Apr 08
... Nigeria should be getting ready for after effects... they now have added to their artillery and more money.

on other note. are they gonna face ipob?

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by SarkinYarki: 1:13pm On Apr 08
Every where is on fire and we think we have a president

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Elsanchez: 1:14pm On Apr 08
It is finished

The soldiers wanted a share of the loot

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by ABCthings: 1:15pm On Apr 08
Is it that are arm forces are really weak or are all these things are intentional?

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Brainlight: 1:15pm On Apr 08
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GUNMEN AND BANDITS?

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by EmekaBlue(m): 1:15pm On Apr 08
Officially Nigerian army is weak

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by oluwaseyi0: 1:15pm On Apr 08
The army never for once use airstrikes against bandits so they should enjoy the monsters they nurtured

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Cj4charles(m): 1:15pm On Apr 08
sad
Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by hotwax: 1:15pm On Apr 08
ambushed or was given to them as gift

dont trust fulani controlled military

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Subsea101: 1:16pm On Apr 08
Omo, saboteurs just want to finish this country.

I seriously suspect lots of inside job in most of these security bridges currently going on at the moment

A lot of people will quickly want to cash out before situation is put under control...

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Racoon(m): 1:16pm On Apr 08
shocked Bandits attacking army convoy? Army moving weapons and cash on Nigeria's dangerous roads? What happened to helicopter air lifting or freighting? This is pure sabotage from within.

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Shukushaka: 1:16pm On Apr 08
Father please take bubu and give us back DMX. Amen.

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by PHPdeveloper502(m): 1:16pm On Apr 08
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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by santakris(m): 1:16pm On Apr 08
It is finished.

Wait o.
28m to settle communal clash or what?

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by FREEMADNESS: 1:16pm On Apr 08
where are they actually taking d money to
Nigerian army are the ones aiding this bandits.


so as it stands now AK-47 don full their hands with money to buy codeine and tramadol.

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by ABCthings: 1:16pm On Apr 08
Igbankpa:
cart away or it was tactically delivered
Tactically Delivered!



Meanwhile I will cartoon your pics. for N500

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by rawpadgin(m): 1:17pm On Apr 08
Wetin 28million naira dey do inside army convoys

Thiefs everywhere embarassed

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Someone7(m): 1:17pm On Apr 08
When the monster you created turns on you.

Karma is a b*tch

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by SUCKCESSFUL: 1:17pm On Apr 08
Singing
Cash out, cash out
If you get chance, cash out. grin


28 million naira Cash plus equipment carted away and no casualty amongst the personnel transportating them.
Just like that?

Continues singing.

Small money, ball out
Usain bolt, run am
Lai Mohammed, Lai am.......

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by henro757: 1:17pm On Apr 08

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by SlyIg(f): 1:17pm On Apr 08
The headline should rather be,

"FG Carried Cash and Arms to Bandits in Army Convoy".

Nonsense���

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Yankee101: 1:17pm On Apr 08
NA just dey disgrace anyhow

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Walehelt(m): 1:17pm On Apr 08
rubbish

Welcome to the federal republic of cruise

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Franckelv230: 1:17pm On Apr 08
What's 28m doing in an army convoy

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by Deepfeel(m): 1:17pm On Apr 08
hmm

but this is the same shangev tiev attack in Benue, some afonja miscreants tagged ipob unknown gun men, on the other thread

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Re: Bandits Ambush Army Convoy In Benue, Cart Away N28 Million Cash And Weapons by ictjobber: 1:17pm On Apr 08
Lol

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