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Ops Accord: Troops neutralize bandit, recover arms & ammunition; arrest 2 kidnap suspects in Benue state.

The Defence headquarters said on Sunday that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke under Operation Accord following reports of bandits activities around Ginde area of Saghev Council Ward of Guma LGA of Benue State engaged some armed bandits in their hideout and neutralized one bandit while others escaped into the bush.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche said the troops of Sector 2 deployed at Tomatar, conducted the raid operation on Saturday 20 June 2020 on the suspected bandits hideout.

He said, “The bandits fled as troops closed in on them.

“Following a hot pursuit one bandit was neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Items recovered include one Galil rifle, one Galil magazine, 13 rounds of 7.5mm ammunition, one Motorcycle one woodland camouflage shirt, some quantities of Indian Hemp and assorted charms.

“The camp was subsequently destroyed.

“In another development, troops deployed at Tunga responded to a kidnap incident of a local Teacher at Foga LGA and arrested 2 suspects; Yahuza Danlami and Danladi Baushe, who were linked to the incident.

“A locally made rifle was found in their possession.

“The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Police at Awe for investigations.

“The Defence Headquarters commend the troops for their offensive actions against the bandits and other criminal elements in their area of operation.”

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