Again, Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke neutralizes bandits in Benue – DHQ

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By Joy Odor

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out untoward activities in the North-Central zone, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says the troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE jas recorded significant successes against criminal elements.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General JOHN ENENCHE stated this in a press statement in Abuja on 21 October 2020.

He said the Troops while on raid operations at River Yo-Yo and Tachar villages respectively had contact with armed bandits who opened fire as troops closed in on their position.

Troops responded with superior fire power forcing the armed elements to flee into the surrounding bushes.

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.

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