Troops Eliminate 5 Bandits/Terrorists in Shootout in Benue, Katsina States, Recover 24 Motorcycles, Arms & Ammunition.




Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke in Benue state and Operation Hadarin Daji in Katsina state have in separate confrontations with armed bandits, neutralized five bandits/terrorists and inflicted gunshot wounds on others who flee into bush after a fierce battle.


According to a Defence headquarters statement signed by Major General Bernard Onyeuko, “Following credible intelligence, troops of Whirl Stroke conducted a raid operation at Chito general area, Sankera council ward in Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State on 15 July 2022 and in the process, came in contact with suspected bandits.


The Bandits on sighting the advancing troops, fired at the direction of the troops. Troops responded with heavy/superior fire power and neutralize 3 bandits while others escaped. Troops searched bandit’s hideout and recovered 18 motorcycles used by the bandits to terrorize the general area.


In a similar encounter, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in a special operation in the early hours of 17 July 2022 conducted operation at Palale-Jaja village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State and made contact with terrorists.


“Troops engaged them with superior firepower and neutralized 2 terrorists. Items recovered includes 2 AK 47 Rifles, 2 Magazines, 16 rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 motorcycles, 2 phones, 1 clipper, some packets of tramadol drug, among other items.


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