Troops Eliminate 2 Bandits in Taraba Makeshift Camp
In continuation of aggressive clearance operation, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have killed two bandits at the outskirt of Arufu community, in Taraba State, the Defence Media Operations (DMO), has disclosed.
It said following actionable Human Intelligence on the infiltration of armed herdsmen on Friday, at Chambe community in Logo LGA of Benue State, where two villagers were killed, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke from Tomatar and Gov/Afia, were swiftly deployed to the scene, but the bandits had fled the area.
However, troops, in the statement issued by Maj. Gen. John Enenche, tracked the assailants to a makeshift camp at the outskirt of Arufu in neighbouring Taraba State.
Enenche, who is the Coordinator of DMO, said on sighting the troops, the armed bandits opened fire, but the troops overwhelmed the criminals with high intensity fire.
He said two of the bandits were killed, while others fled in disarray with gun shots wounds.
“In the process one AK 47 rifle as well as 10 rounds of 7.62mm Special were recovered. Additionally, the gallant troops have dominated the area conducting clearance patrol from Arufu to Akwana in order to rid the general area of any untoward activities.
“The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of criminal elements in the North-Central Zone of the Country,” he added.