Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE, on Tuesday stated it has recorded super success towards bandits in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in an announcement in Abuja, stated the operations had been recorded on Monday following actionable intelligence on the attainable hideout of the remnants of the late repentant Benue militia chief, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana’s militia parts.
In line with him, many ammunition had been recovered, and a number of other bandits had been killed, and others had been arrested by the Nigerian Military.
The assertion learn: “Following credible intelligence on the presence of some suspected armed herdsmen harbouring within the forest boundary between Benue and Nasarawa States yesterday, 14 September, 2020, troops of Sector 1 engaged the bandits at first gentle with a lot of them escaping with gunshot wounds. Their camp was subsequently destroyed.
“In the identical vein, following actionable intelligence on the attainable hideouts of remnants of the late Gana’s militia parts round Adu basic space in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Native Authorities Space of Taraba State, Troops of Sector 2 deployed at Gbise in Katsina Ala Native Authorities Space of Benue State at the side of troops of Sector four carried out a joint daybreak raid operation on the recognized hideouts at Adu.
“In the midst of the operation, troops had contact with the armed militias who fired at troops as they closed in on their place. The gallant troops swiftly responded with superior fireplace, forcing the bandits to flee the camp in disarray into the encompassing forest. In the midst of the encounter, 2 armed militias had been neutralized.
“Additionally, 2 domestically made pistols had been recovered from the bandits. Thereafter, troops carried out one other raid operation on one other recognized armed bandits’ hideouts at Chanchanji in Takum Native Authorities Space of Taraba State and Sai in Katsina Ala Native Authorities Space of Benue State throughout which three suspects particularly; Saalu Igbua Terlumun, Benjamin Valentine and Milton Gbegi had been arrested at Sai whereas Isaac Hilega, aka Bawasa and Godwin Terwase had been arrested at Chanchanji.
“The gallant troops combed the hideouts resulting in the restoration of 16 handsets, charms and a few substances suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspects are at the moment present process preliminary investigation, after which, they are going to be handed over to the police for additional motion. At the moment, troops have dominated the realm with preventing patrols to discourage armed parts and deny them freedom of motion.”