Troops hit bandits in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

Our Reporter

The Defence Headquarters has said troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have made great gains in the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the Northcentral part of the country.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen.  John Enenche said in a statement on Tuesday that troops of Sector I on Monday engaged some bandits at their camp in the forest boundary between Benue and Nasarawa states and destroyed the camp.

Enenche also said troops raided the hideout of remnants of the late Gana militia elements around Adu in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba.

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He said the raid was sequel to actionable intelligence on the hideout of the militia elements in the area.

Enenche also said the militiamen exchanged gunfire with troops but were overpowered, causing many of them to flee.

The coordinator further disclosed that troops also raided another bandits’ hideout…

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