- Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE under Operation ACCORD, following reports of bandits activities around Ginde area of Saghev Council Ward of Guma LGA of Benue State troops of Sector 2 deployed at Tomatar, conducted a raid operation on 20 June 2020 on suspected bandits hideout. The bandits fled as troops closed in on them. Following a hot pursuit one bandit was neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Items recovered include one Galil rifle, one Galil magazine, quantity 13 X 7.5mm ammunition, one Motorcycle one woodland camouflage shirt, some quantities of Indian Hemp and assorted charms. The camp was subsequently destroyed.
- In another development, troops deployed at Tunga responded to a kidnap incident of a local Teacher at Foga LGA and arrested 2 suspects; Yahuza Danlami and Danladi Baushe, who were linked to the incident. A locally made rifle was found in their possession. The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Police at Awe for investigations.
- The Defence Headquarters commend the troops for their offensive actions against the bandits and other criminal elements in their area of operation.
Defence Media Operations
21 June 2020