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Army neutralise notorious armed bandits in Taraba

The Nigeria Army through its Operation WHIRL STROKE troop in Taraba state, has killed two armed bandits during an open fire attack on their makeshift camp in the outskirts of Arufu area.

Others fled the camp during the attack.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said the attack came after actionable Human Intelligence on the infiltration of armed herdsmen at Chambe community in Logo LGA of Benue State.

According to him, troops tracked the assailants to a makeshift camp at the outskirt of Arufu in neighbouring Taraba State.

Enenche said “that on sighting the troops, the armed bandits opened fire, troops overwhelmed the criminals with high intensity fire, killing 2 of them while others fled in disarray with gun shots wounds.”

He noted that 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.

Meanwhile, the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria has congratulated the troop for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of criminal elements in the North-Central Zone of the Country.

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