A suspected armed robber was disarmed of an AK-47 rifle along Lafia-Makurdi road, Daudu, Gumman Local Government Area of Benue by a soldier attached to 120 Battalion, Gonori, Yobe.
Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Army spokesman, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday said the incident took place on Wednesday.
Chukwu said that the incident happened when the solider was attacked by a group of armed robbers in the vehicle in which he was traveling.
Naija News confirmed that the soldier succeeded in dispossessing the robber of the AK-47 rifle and five rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, but sustained an injury.
“The soldier is currently receiving medical attention at the military facility in Makurdi,’’ Chukwu said.