Troops Neutralize Gana Led Criminals, Arrest Bassa Militia Members

The Armed Forces of Nigeria says a combined team of Operation WHIRL STROKE Special Forces troops of Sector 2 deployed in Gbise and Zaki Biam in Benue State and Sector 4 from Taraba State have killed two gang members of a notorious criminal named Gana with others fleeing with various degrees of gunshot wounds.

This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.

The statement explains that the special forces troops carried out a raid operation on the hideout of the wanted notorious criminal named Gana in Mtan village in Utenge Council Ward of Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State where the two gang members were neutralized and Gana narrowly escaped death with gunshot wounds.

The statement reveals that Items recovered include: One (1) locally fabricated machine gun, Six (6) locally made rifles, Two (2) locally fabricated cartridge guns, One (1) dane gun, Two (2) revolver pistols,Two(2) Cartridge pistols,

Others are 27 rounds of 9mm ammunition Two (2) Motorcycles, One (1) Camouflage shirt, One (1) generator set, One (1) bag of gun powder and assorted charms while Gana’s personal belongings, thatched houses and other items were destroyed.

In another development, troops of Sector 3 deployed at Ondori in Doma LGA of Nasarawa State acting on credible intelligence that a group of Bassa armed militia were planning to attack some Tiv villages over land disputes, raided their camp located at Kpelebewa village in Rukubi area of Doma LGA of Nasarawa State.

According to the statement, the Troops apprehended Seven (7) members of the Bassa militia dressed in Red shirts in the camp.

It states that Items recovered include One (1) locally fabricated machine gun, Six (6) locally fabricated rifles, Two (2) locally fabricated cartridge guns, One (1) Dane gun, Two (2) revolver pistols, Two (2) Cartridge firing pistols, 57 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 29 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and 22 cartridges of ammunition.

Other items are One (1) dagger, poisoned bows and arrows, desert Camouflage head gears and pouch, Six (6) phone handsets and some charms.

It adds that the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation to be handed over to the Nigeria Police.

The Military High Command congratulates the Troops and requests the general public to continue to provide the Armed Forces with credible information to facilitate its operations in the Country.

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