TROOPS NAB BANDITS, NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPERS, OTHERS IN NASARAWA, PLATEAU, KADUNA STATES
Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE conducted clearance operations at TSE-IBOR, TSE-IGBAKYOR, AKWANA and AYINBE Villages in Logo Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and made contact with terrorists based on credible intelligence on 29 July 2022. Troops responded with superior firepower, forcing terrorists to flee. The aftermath of gun battle led to the arrest of Mr. Danladi Selfa - 23yrs and Mr. Usman Yau - 28yrs both with gunshot wounds at a private hospital. Items confiscated 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.
Also, on 3 August 2022 troops responded to a distress call from locals in Qua’anpan Local Government Area Plateau State of 4 kidnappers in a hotel hideout attempting to move people away. Troops mobilized to the scene engaged criminals and neutralized 1 kidnapper, Mr. Umar Muhammed. Items confiscated include (1) AK47 rifle, and (10) rounds of 7.62mm special amongst other items.
Relatedly On 2 August 2022, troops on patrol recovered 100 vandalized rail sleepers in an abandoned white Peugeot Boxer with Registration No AGL 466 XM at Bak village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area Plateau State. All recovered items are in own custody. Also, on 4 August 2022 troops conducted a rescue operation at Kasuwa Ali in Gindiri District Mangu LGA and subsequently rescued 2 kidnapped civilians Mr Ebuka Nnadi – 30years and Mr Uchenna Edoga – 25years. The rescued civilians have been reunited with their families.