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Military raids late Benue militia’s camp, kill 2, recover arms



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The Nigerian troops, Operation Whirl Stroke has raided the late Benue Militia’s camp and killed two members, while arms and.amunition were recovered.

The military authority said, the raid was
in continuation of efforts to forestall banditry and other criminal activities in the North Central Zone of the country.

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The troops of Operation Whirl Stroke were unrelenting and have continued to sustain both kinetic and non-kinetic operations in the Zone.

In a release by the Media Coordinator, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, he said, “on 16th December 2020, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, acting on credible intelligence on identified hideout of some of late Gana’s militia gang members in parts of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, conducted a dawn raid on the criminals’ location.

The statement said, the gangsters engaged the troops in gun duel, but fled due to the firepower of the military.

“Troops made contact and engaged the criminals at Adangbe Village in Mbacher Council Ward of the Local Government Area. The superior firepower of the troops forced the armed bandits to flee in disarray.

“However, as troops engaged the criminals in a hot pursuit, 2 of them were neutralized, while another was arrested by the gallant troops.

“During the encounter, 3 locally made rifles l, 21 rounds of 7.62mm Special Ammunition as well as other items including a motorcycle were recovered by the troops.

“The arrested one has been handed over to the Police for further action.”

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