Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria says it’s Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE after a credible intelligence, conducted raid operation at chito general area of Sankera council ward in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue state on the 15 July, 2022 and in the process, came in contact with suspected bandits.
The military further said that the Bandits on sighting the advancing troops, fired at the direction of the troops. Troops responded with heavy/superior fire power and neutralize 3 bandits while others escaped. Troops searched bandits hideout and recovered 18 motorcycles used by the bandits to terrorise the general area.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Defence Media Operation DMO, Major General Bernard Onyeuko in Abuja also noted that, 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.
He said Troops engaged them with and neutralized 2 x terrorists. Items recovered includes 2 x AK 47 Rifles, 2 x Magazines, 16x rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 x motorcycles, 2 x phones, 1 x clipper, some packets of tramadol drug, among other items.
The military high command commended troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and Operation HADARIN DAJI for the feat and encouraged the general public to avail troops with more credible and timely information on criminal activities in their areas.