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Army kills 140 bandits in three states

Soldiers kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno community

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have announced that they killed no fewer than 140 bandits who were terrorizing the country.

The bandits according to information gathered, were killed in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. It was also learnt that the troops were also able to mop up 178 assorted weapons and 3,569 ammunition.

The force commander, Major General Adeyemi Yekini on Monday while reviewing the activities of OPWS in the last one year spoke in Abuja.

The General said the troops had arrested 171 militia elements among whom were armed herdsmen and criminals linked to the most wanted terrorist in the Benue State, Terwase Akwasa aka ‘Gana’.

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He added that within the period under review, 250,000 IDPs have returned home, stating that 38 militia camps were destroyed across the three states, and that the troops had been able to neutralize the wife and associates of Gana.

Going further, the force commander also explained that he was able to achieve peaceful resolution among five conflicting ethnic groups in Lau, the Tivs and Fulanis in Wukari LGA of Taraba State. The ethnic groups according to him are; Shitile and Ukum clans in Katsina Alla, Ukum and Logo LGAs of Benue State as well as between Tivs and Fulani ethnic groups in Keana and Awe LGAs of Nasarawa State.

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