About 86 persons suspected to be members of Islamic Darul Salam members who were fleeing due to military onslaught were captured along Kpareke-koton-Karfe road in Kogi State by Troops of Operation Nut Cracker.
They fled Uttu forest in Kogi State as the Nigerian Military intensifies clampdown over intelligence reports that indicated terrorists were festering in the forests of Kogi, Abuja, and Nasarawa States.
In a similar development, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator of Media, Defence Headquarters, added that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke deployed at Guma in Benue State, and Keana in Nasarawa State, on 6 September 2020, conducted a dawn raid at an identified armed bandits’ camp at Guma forest along the Benue-Nasarawa border.
The operation, according to Enenche, who is the Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO), followed actionable intelligence reports on the location of the camp.
He explained that bandits escaped with gunshot wounds, while one of them was neutralized by the troops.
“Troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one AK-47 rifle magazine, one locally made pistol and three mobile phones, while the camp was subsequently destroyed,” added Maj. Gen. Enenche.
He further revealed that there’s operation in Gagbe in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by troops of Sector 1 deployed at a dawn raid on another suspected armed bandits’ hideout at Tse Agi in the general area and four suspects were arrested while one AK-47 rifle, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines and 46 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, were also recovered at the location.
He further stressed: “In a similar vein, troops of Operation Safe Haven arrested 35 suspected criminals during raids on some identified criminal hideouts at West of Mines, Mid West, Charcoal Market and Busa Buji areas of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.”
“Furthermore, on 5 September 2020, troops of Operation Safe Haven raided hideouts of suspected Sara Suka criminals at Yantifa, New Market, Terminus and Bauchi road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“Troops apprehended 20 Sara Suka suspects at the location, while two members of a syndicate specializing in the production of fake security agencies identity cards were also apprehended.
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