Troops Eliminate Armed Bandits, Rescue Kidnapped Victim in Nasarawa State

By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja

The Military High Command says its troops WHIRL STROKE while on joint operation on 25 September 2020 around Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa State raided a suspected kidnappers’ camp along Bakonu road in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

This was revealed in a statement signed by the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, on Saturday in Abuja.

General Enenche said in the course of the operation, 3 kidnapped victims were rescued while 2 kidnappers were killed in action. Rescued victims have been reunited with their families.

The statement also said, the troops acting on credible intelligence regroup some elements linked to late Gana at a hideout around Kwaghaondo village in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, troops of Sector 2 conducted a dawn raid operation at the identified hideout.

According to him, the gallant troops made contact with the armed militia elements who opened fire and fled as troops closed in on their position.

He said, troops swiftly responded with superior firepower which led to the killing of 2 bandits while one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 15 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered.

“Currentlty troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols and ambushes to deny bandits freedom of action”, he said.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies remain committed, resolute and determined to curtail the activities of insurgents, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.

Members of the general public are requested to always continue to provide timely information on the activities of criminals in their various localities to the nearest military and other security agencies location for prompt action.

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