Troops fight bandits in Benue, Katsina States neutralized 5

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE has neutralized 3 bandits at CHITO general area, SANKERA council ward in Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State.

The bandits met their Waterloo on July 15, 2022 in a fierce battle with the troops who acted on credible intelligence and raided their hideout.

According to a statement by Major General Benard Onyeuko,the Director of Defence Media Operations the “bandits on sighting the advancing troops, fired at the direction of the troops.”

“Troops responded with heavy/superior fire power and neutralized three of the bandits while others escaped. Troops searched bandits hideout and recovered 18 motorcycles used by the bandits to terrorise the general area.”

In a related development, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI who went on a special operation in the early hours of July 17 , 2022 at PALALE-JAJA village in JIBIA Local Government Area of Katsina State neutralized 2 terrorists.

They recovered items including 2 x AK 47 Rifles, 2 x Magazines, 16x rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 x motorcycles, 2 x phones, 1 x clipper, some packets of tramadol drug, among other items.

The military high command commended the troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and Operation HADARIN DAJI for these feat and encourages the general public to avail troops with more credible and timely information on criminal activities in their areas.