Troops in Taraba state arrest suspected Kidnappers, recover Arms

By Abdul Mohammed Isa, Abuja

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Troops from 6 Brigade/Sector 3 Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS) of the Nigerian Army have arrested two suspected kidnappers and seized some arms and ammunition in Bali local government area of Taraba State.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Brigade, Lt Oni, mentioned that the troops from 20 Model Battalion Sub-Sector 3A OPWS, stationed at the Forward Operating Base in Bali Local Government Area, conducted a successful patrol to Pamanga Village, leading to the arrest of two suspects involved in kidnapping in the region.

The suspects, Nali Umaru (26) from Jauromani and Abubakar Umaru (25) from Jauro Damji, both from Sunkani Local Government Area, confessed to being part of a notorious kidnapping gang operating in the area.

The troops recovered two locally made pistols, 60 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one round of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, and two cartridges from the suspects.

“This operation demonstrates the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to eradicating all forms of criminal activities and restoring confidence among residents in the state,” added Lt Oni

Lt Oni urged citizens to remain vigilant and provide security agencies with timely information on any suspicious activities in their communities.

The intensified operations in Taraba State according to the spokesperson are part of the Nigerian Army’s efforts to enhance security and combat criminal activities across the country.

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