Charles Nwoke, Makurdi, Nigeria
December 21, 2020
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The Nigeria Defence Headquarters says the military team of Operation Whirl Stroke has invaded some of late Gana’s militia gang members hideout in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue killing two.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, in a statement on Sunday, revealed that military troops equally apprehended one of the hoodlums.
The Media Coordinator stated that the recent operation was in continuation of the security’s relentless efforts to forestall and put an end to banditry and other criminal activities that have hitherto bedeviled the North Central zone of the country.
Maj. Gen. Enenche also said that three locally-made rifles, 21 rounds of 7.62mm Special Ammunition as well as other items including a motorcycle were recovered by the troops during the operation.
The Media Coordinator said, “Troops have on Dec. 16, conducted a dawn raid on the criminals’ location at Adangbe Village in Mbacher Council Ward of the Local Government Area.
“The superior firepower of the troops forced the bandits to flee in disarray.
“However, as troops engaged the criminals in hot pursuit, two of them were neutralized, while another was arrested by the gallant troops.
“The arrested one has been handed over to the Police for further action,” he added.