Troops neutralise Terrorists, Bandits, recover Arms, ammunitions in Benue, Katsina states

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke in a fierce battle eliminated terrorists on 15 July 2022 based on credible intelligence, conducted a raid operation at Chito General area, Sankera council ward in Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State and in the process, came in contact with suspected bandits. Bandits on sighting the advancing troops, fired at the direction of the troops. Troops responded with heavy/superior fire power and neutralized Three bandits while others escaped. Troops searched bandits hideout and recovered 18 motorcycles used by the bandits to terrorise the general area.

In a related development, Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in a special operation in the early hours of 17 July 2022 conducted operation at Palale-Jaja village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State and made contact with terrorists. Troops engaged them with and neutralized Two terrorists. Items recovered included Two AK 47 Rifles, Two Magazines, 16 rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 motorcycles, 2 phones, 1 clipper, some packets of tramadol drug, among other items.

Meanwhile, the he military high command has commended troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and Operation HADARIN DAJI for these feat and encouraged the general public to avail troops with more credible and timely information on criminal activities in their areas.







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