Troops kill 2 ‘Gana’ men, rescue 3 kidnap victims

Chuks Oyema-Aziken

Troops of Sector 2 have killed two bandits linked to late Gana at a hideout around Kwaghaondo village in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, in a press release said the troops conducted a dawn raid operation at the identified hideout following credible intelligence on their possible regrouping.

He said the gallant troops made contact with the armed militia elements who opened fire and fled as troops closed in on their position.

“Troops swiftly responded with superior firepower which led to the killing of 2 bandits while one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 15 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered. “Currentlty troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols and ambushes to deny bandits freedom of action.

Similarly, he said troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and 117 Guards Battalion on joint clearance operation on 25 September 2020 around Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa State raided a suspected kidnappers’ camp along Bakonu road in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

He said two of the kidnappers were killed two, while 3 kidnapped victims were rescued.
He said rescued victims have been reunited with their families.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies remain committed, resolute and determined to curtail the activities of insurgents, bandits and other criminal elements in the country. “Members of the general public are requested to always continue to provide timely information on the activities of criminals in their various localities to the nearest military and other security agencies location for prompt action.”

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