Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have killed 2 bandits at Dyom Village in Borokiyo Council Ward of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.
It also foiled an attempted armed attack on passengers travelling from Bayelsa State to Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Christmas day.
Enenche said the operations were executed on Christmas Eve.
The statement read, “In continuation of efforts to rid the North Central Zone of armed bandits and other criminal elements as well as to ensure a peaceful Yuletide season, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE intensified the tempo in their operations.
“On 24 Dec. 2020, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed at Udei general area, while on routine patrol along Makurdi – Lafiya Road foiled an attempted armed bandits’ attack on passengers travelling from Bayelsa State to Jos.
“Similarly, own troops deployed at Zaki Biam and Ukum, while on fighting patrol, responded to a distress call on bandits’ activities at Dyom Village in Borokiyo Council Ward of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State. Troops swiftly mobilized to the scene where they had contact and engaged the criminals, forcing them to flee. However, troops followed the bandits in hot pursuit and neutralized two of them.”
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