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DHQ confirms release of 3 kidnapped victims, death of 4 bandits

The Defence Headquarters, on Saturday, said the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 117 Guards Battalion eliminated four armed bandits and kidnappers.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Enenche said the troops while on joint clearance operation on Friday, around Mararaba Udege in Nasarawa State, raided a suspected kidnappers’ camp along Bakonu road in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

He disclosed that three kidnapped victims were rescued during the raid, while two kidnappers were killed in action.

Enenche added that troops of sector 2 conducted another dawn raid operation at an identified hideout following credible intelligence on the possible regrouping of some elements linked to late Gana around Kwaghaondo village in Chanchanji council ward of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba.

He added that the troops made contact with the armed militia elements, killing two of them, NAN reports.

Items recovered were one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 15 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

“Members of the general public are requested to always continue to provide timely information on the activities of criminals in their various localities to the nearest military and other security agencies location for prompt action,” Enenche added.



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