The Nigerian Army has said its troops have neutralized five suspected terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition in a raid of bandits’ hideouts in Benue and Katsina States.
According to the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE, in a fierce battle, eliminated terrorists in a raid operation at Chito general area, Sankera council ward in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, on July 15, 2022.
The bandits, on sighting the advancing troops, fired in their direction, however, they responded with heavy firepower and neutralized three bandits while others escaped. 18 motorcycles used by the bandits to terrorise the area were recovered at the hideout.
Similarly, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI conducted a special operation at Palale-Jaja village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State in the early hours of July 17, 2022.
He added that the troops engaged the bandits and neutralized two. The items recovered include two AK 47 Rifles, two Magazines, 16 rounds of 7.62mm special, six motorcycles, two phones, one clipper, and packets of tramadol drug, among other items.
Meanwhile, the Military High Command has commended troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and Operation HADARIN DAJI and encouraged the general public to avail troops with more credible information on criminal activities in their areas.
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