The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, (DHQ) says troops of Operations Whirl Stroke and Safe Haven have neutralized bandits and rescued kidnapped victims in Nasarawa, Plateau and Kaduna States
The DHQ made known in a statement issued by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko which was posted via its official Twitter handle @DefenceInfoNG on Friday evening, August 5, 2022.
#PressRelease :Troops of Operations Whirl Stroke and Safe Haven Arrest Bandits and Kidnappers Recover Arms Ammunitions and Vandalized Rail Sleepers In Nasarawa Plateau And Kaduna States #DHQUpdate https://t.co/hORYh6BJs2
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) August 5, 2022
“Notably, on 29 July 2022 based on credible intelligence, troops conducted clearance operation at Tse-Ibor, Tse-Igbakyor, Akwana and Ayinbe Villages in Logo Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and made contact with terrorists.
“In the encounter troops responded with superior fire power, forcing terrorists to flee. The aftermath of the gun battle led to the arrest of Mr Danladi Selfa, 23yrs and Mr Usman Yau, 28yrs both were with gunshot wounds at a private hospital.
“Items recovered include; 1 AK 47 Rifle, 1 Magazine with 13 rounds of 7.62mm Special amongst others.
“Relatedly, on the same day, following intelligence report on the presence of suspected criminal elements at Kukyro village in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, troops in conjunction with locals carried out a raid operation and arrested Mr Moses Aindigh, 27yrs old terrorist and alleged bandit collaborator.
“Also arrested was Mr IIiyasu Mohammed, 37 yrs old a notorious kidnapper. All arrested criminals have been handed over to relevant authorities.
“Furthermore, troops of Operation Safe Haven on 3 and 4 August 2022 based on actionable intelligence arrested 3 suspected notorious kidnappers; Mr Umar Zakari, Mr Usman Hamina and Mr Haruna Umaru at Fuskar Mata village Bassa Local; Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The suspects confessed to have been involved in kidnapping activities in mentioned Local Government Areas.”
The military command commended the troops and urged Nigerians to avail them with credible information on criminal activities