Troops kill armed bandits, arrest kidnap kingpin in Benue, Taraba

Four armed bandits have been killed as troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE operating under Operation ACCORD deployed at Gbise in Katsina Ala LGA of Benue State and Sector 4 in Taraba State conducted a joint commando raid operation in the early hours of 29 June 2020 at Rafin Kada in Wukari LGA and Yojaa in Donga LGA of Taraba State.
In a statement, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Maj Gen John Enenche said The troops came in contact with suspected armed Tiv militias at Che Jukun village who opened fire on sighting the troops who responded with superior firepower thereby neutralizing 4 of them in the process while unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.
Items recovered include; 2 locally made rifles, 55 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, 117 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 3 mobile phones, 3 AK 47 magazines, 2 motorcycles, one military shirt uniform, one Peace Corps ID Card belonging to one Mr Anyor Fidelis and some charms.
In another development, troops responded to a distress call from Zaki Biam on the activities of a notorious kidnap kingpin by name Kobo Ishor (aka “Lesser” ) an associate of late Orjondu.
He was apprehended and currently undergoing interrogation, to be handed over to the Nigerian Police afterwards for prosecution.


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