TROOPS of Operation Whirl Stroke have killed three suspected bandits on Sunday night at Adaka, a suburb of Makurdi town.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that the bandits numbering about 10 stormed the community around 8.00pm on Sunday.

The source who simply identified himself as Terna, said that leaders in the community had to alert troops of Operation Whirl Stroke on patrol of the area about the invasion of bandits.

Terna said the suspected bandits were seen loitering around the area to attack the entire community before a man and his wife ran into them and they were shot in the process.

Terna said, “Not long the troops were alerted that we began to hear gunshots which lasted several minutes, indicating that the bandits engaged the troops in a gun duel.

“In fact, if not for the prompt intervention of the military, something terrible more than this could have happened. The military engaged the bandits in a heavy gun dwell and at the end, we saw them with three dead bodies.”