Bandits Fleeing Troops’ Onslaught Killed in Benue

Two armed bandits have been killed in aggressive raid operations conducted by troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, in Benue State.

It was gathered that troops yesterday raided River Yo-Yo and Tachar villages respectively, and had contact with some bandits, who opened fire as troops closed in on their position.

Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement, said troops responded with superior fire power forcing the armed elements to flee into the surrounding bushes.

According to him, the gallant troops engaged the bandits in hot pursuit following which 2 were neutralised.

“In the course of operation, one locally made AK 47 rifle, one magazine, 7 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, one Toyota Corolla car, some substances suspected to be indian hemp as well as charms were recovered.

“Troops subsequently cleared the bandits’ hideout. Currently, the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action.

“The Military High Command commends the gallant troops for their dedication and professionalism and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the enemies of our Nation,” Maj. Gen. Enenche added.

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