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Nigerian Military Troops Kill Notorious Bandits In Benue State

Nigerian Military Troops Kill Notorious Bandits In Benue State

Troops of the Nigerian Military have killed some bandit terrorists operating and terrorizing residents in the Benue State area of the country.

It is reported that the troops eliminated the notorious bandits who are said to be loyalists of late militia kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana in two different military operations held Thursday and Friday last week.

Apart from the criminals killed, bandit camps in Katsina-Ala and Ukum Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Benue State were also destroyed.

Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Flying Officer Audu Katty, gave the names of the eliminated bandits as Iortyom Wuave, aka JANTA, Terdoo Kiorga, aka APAAPA, and Orkulam Mom, aka ORBUTEE.

“The troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have continued to intensify the fight against criminal armed gangs and banditry in its operation area. The renewed intensity has resulted in the destruction of many bandits camps in the past few days.

“Notably, on February 24, 2022, at about 1500hrs, while on fighting patrol, troops responded to a distress call at Tse Mela in Yooyo Council Ward of Katsina-Ala LGA on the sighting of Iortyom Wuave aka Janta, a notorious armed militia gang leader on OPWS wanted list,” Katty said.

Katty added that on sighting the troops who were responding to a distress call, Janta engaged them in a shootout but it was in the cause of the gunfire engagement that he lost his life.

Similarly, the OPWS spokesman narrated that two other bandits, Terdoo Kiorga, aka Apaapa, and Orkulam Mom, aka Orbuter were killed during a shootout with troops who raided the hideout of the bandits in the early hours of Friday.

Items recovered from the operations include: five AK 47 rifles, one Pump Action rifle, three AK 47 magazines, 127 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, 12 cartridges, five cell phones, and assorted charms.This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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