Herbalist Flee As Troops Arrest 3 Criminals, and an Impostor in AMAC of FCT, Benue

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have arrested an impostor in AMAC of FCT.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. General Edward Buba revealed in a press statement today that, troops arrested a suspect who claimed to be a Corporal in the Nigerian army (NA). 

Maj. General Buba disclosed that troops responded to information on activities of an impostor at Orozo general area in Abuja Municipal Council of FCT. 

He explains that preliminary investigation revealed him to be a member of an armed syndicate operating in Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State.

He added that on 27 September 2023, following a tip off, troops raided suspected terrorists hideout in Takum LGA of Taraba State but no contact was made.

Troops exploited the general area and recovered 2 locally fabricated rifles, 10 rounds of 7.62mm special, 5 cutlasses and one jack knife.c.

On 1 October 2023, troops while conducting fighting patrol arrested 2 IPOB/ESN criminals in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State. The criminals were arrested at the residence of a top herbalist while the herbalist fled. Troops recovered one body armours and bullet proof vests.

Overall, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE arrested 3 suspects and recovered 2 locally fabricated rifles, 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 5 cutlasses, one body armour, one bullet proof vest and a jack-knife.

Maj. General Buba stressed that the armed forces and citizens are partners in combating a common enemy which are the terrorist and violent extremist groups. Accordingly, the military through its operations continues to prevail against the effects of insurgency and terrorism with an ultimate goal of securing the country against perpetrators of insecurity for national progress

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