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Three terrorists killed, four others arrested in Benue

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have arrested four kidnappers, neutralised three terrorists and rescued a kidnapped victim in recent operations in parts of Benue.

Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the director of defense media operations, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

At Igumale Council Ward in the state’s Ado Local Government Area, Onyeuko claimed that on June 24 the troops had detained four suspected kidnappers.

He gave the identities of the suspects as Alhaji Abdullahi (18), Sale Hassan (22), Usman Abdullahi (20) and Ibrahim Iliyasu (23).

According to him, all arrested criminals have been handed over to the police for necessary action.

Onyeuko said the troops also conducted a raid at a bandits hideout at Mbahuwuhe village in Utange council ward in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area.

He said the operation led to the killing of three bandits and rescue of a kidnapped victim who was on blind fold in the hideout with injuries.

According to him, the rescued victim is presently undergoing treatment.

“Several items including a motorcycle, two cell phones among others were recovered before the hideout was brought down.

“The military high command commends the troops and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities,” he said.

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