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Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke eliminate most Wanted Militia Leader in  Benue State


The Defence headquarters on Friday disclosed that the second most wanted Militia leader in Benue State responsible for major kidnappings, assassinations and armed robbery activities especially on highways, Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondo has been eliminated by Special Forces.

A statement by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations said, “In a special commando operation,  a combined team of Operation Whirl Strike Tracking Team and Special Forces troops of Sector 2 deployed in Zaki Biam carried out a raid operation on a criminal hideout off Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala highway. 

“The operation led to the neutralization  of Terugwa Igbagwa alias Orjondu. 

Recovered weapons and ammunitiin

“It would be recalled that Orjondu is the second most wanted criminal kingpin next to Gana in Benue State. 

“He was responsible for kidnapping, armed robbery, assassination, gun running and other criminal activities around Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo LGA’s for many years.

“Items recovered from him include One AK 47 Rifle, One locally made Rifle, One AK 47 magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and some charms. 

“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Whirl Stroke for their exploits in recent times. “

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