By Augustine Osayande
Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have continued to record significant successes against criminal elements.
In a statement on Saturday , Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche said the operation followed actionable Human Intelligence on the infiltration of armed herdsmen on 10 July 2020 at Chambe community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State where 2 villagers were killed.
He said troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE from Tomatar and Gov/Afia swiftly deployed to the scene but the bandits have fled the area.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations said the troops tracked the assailants to a makeshift camp at the outskirt of Arufu in neighbouring Taraba State.
Enenche said on sighting the troops, the armed bandits opened fire but troops overwhelmed the criminals with high intensity fire, killing 2 of them while others fled in disarray with gun shots wounds.
He 1 AK 47 rifle as well as 10 rounds of 7.62mm Special were recovered in the process.
He added that 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.
Enenche said the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of criminal elements in the North-Central Zone of the Country.