Troops kill four Benue militia men, recover firearms

TROOPS of Operation Whirl Stroke operating under Operation Accord deployed in Gbise in the Katsina Ala LGA of Benue State and Sector 4 in Taraba State have killed four Tiv militiamen and recovered firearms and ammunition.

The troops came in contact with the suspected Tiv militias at Che Jukun village during a joint commando raid operation at Rafin Kada in Wukari LGA and Yojaa in Donga LGA of Taraba State on Monday.

The army in a statement on Tuesday said the militia opened fire on sighting the troops, who responded with superior firepower, thereby neutralising four of them, while an unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.

The statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, listed items recovered as two  locally made rifles, 55 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, 117 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, three mobile phones, three AK 47 magazines, two motorcycles, one military shirt uniform, one Peace Corps ID card belonging to one Mr Anyor Fidelis and some charms.

It explained that the troops also apprehended a notorious kidnap kingpin, Kobo Ishor (aka “Lesser”), an associate of late Orjondu.

The statement read, “Ishor was apprehended and currently undergoing interrogation, to be handed over to the Nigeria Police afterwards for prosecution.”

Check Also

JAMB Releases 2022 Mop-Up UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday released the result of the 2022 mop-up …

EFCC Plans Trial Of Three Indicted For Altering Presidential Pardon List

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans for the prosecution of three …

2023: Tinubu Lectures Obi On Election Strategy

The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked his counterpart …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.