TROOPS NEUTRALIZE SOME GANA LED CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN BENUE STATE AND ARREST BASSA MILITIA MEMBERS IN NASARAWA STATE.
1. In a exceptional operation, a blended group of Operation WHIRL STROKE Special Forces troops of Sector two deployed in Gbise and Zaki Biam in Benue State and Sector four from Taraba State carried out a raid operation on the hideout of the desired infamouscrook named Gana in Mtan village in Utenge Council Ward of Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State on sixteenJuly 2020. Two (2) of the gang participants had beenneutralized and others fled with a number of degreesof gunshot wounds. Exploitation published that Gana narrowly escaped loss of life with gunshot wounds. Items recovered include: One (1) domesticallyfabricated computer gun, Six (6) domestically made rifles, Two (2) regionally fabricated cartridge guns, One (1) dane gun, Two (2) revolver pistols,Two(2) Cartridge pistols, 27 rounds of 9mm ammunition Two (2) Motorcycles, One (1) Camouflage shirt, One (1) generator set, One (1) bag of gun powder and variedcharms. Gana’s private belongings, different objectsand thatched homes had been destroyed.
2. In some other development, troops of Sector threedeployed at Ondori in Doma LGA of Nasarawa State appearing on credible Genius that a team of Bassa armed militia had been planning to assault some Tiv villages over land disputes. Troops raided their camp positioned at Kpelebewa village in Rukubi vicinity of Doma LGA of Nasarawa State. Troops apprehended Seven (7) individuals of the Bassa militia dressed in Red shirts in the camp. Items recovered consist of One (1) domestically fabricated desktop gun, Six (6) domestically fabricated rifles, Two (2) domesticallyfabricated cartridge guns, One (1) Dane gun, Two (2) revolver pistols, Two (2) Cartridge firing pistols, fifty seven rounds of 7.62mm extraordinary ammunition, 29 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and 22 cartridges of ammunition. Other gadgets are One (1) dagger, poisoned bows and arrows, wilderness Camouflage head gears and pouch, Six (6) cellphone handsets and some charms. The suspects are presently present process interrogation to be passed over to the Nigeria Police.
3. The Military High Command congratulates the Troops and requests the well-known public to proceedto furnish the Armed Forces with credible statistics to facilitate its operations in the Country.
4. You are please requested to disseminate this recordsvia your a range of medium, with the connectedpictures for the attention of the normal public. Thank you for your regular help and cooperation.
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