Troops Of Operation Whirl Stroke Neutralizes Armed Bandits
In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the North Central zone of the country, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have continued to record more successes.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major Gen. John Enenche statement said the result was achieved following credible intelligence reports on the hideout of some notorious elements who were alleged to be terrorising Abaji general area of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, troops of Sectors 2 and 4 swiftly mobilized to the area to flush out the bandits.
According to the statement, he said, Troops made contact with armed bandits around Asogo village who on sighting troops opened fire on them and thereafter fled into the surrounding bushes.
Troops promptly returned fire thereby killing 3 while one locally-made pistol and 11 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered.
He also said, the troops of Sector 3, carried out a dawn raid on the residence of some henchmen said to be behind recent clashes between herders and farmers at Atiyagiso community in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and apprehended 2 suspects namely Mr Abdulkareem and Mohammed Sani who confessed their involvement in the crime.