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Op. WHIRL STROKE recovers large cache of arms, ammunition in Benue

Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE in conjunction with Nigerian Air Force Special Forces in the early hours of Monday carried out a cordon and search operation in Odogoke and Odejo communities in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State to apprehend bandits following deadly clashes on 23 March 2020.

According to the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Benard Onyeuko, during the operation, the bandits flee from the area abandoning their weapons.

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Items recovered from the two settlements include: one double barrel gun, nineteen locally made rifles, one pistol, four rounds of 7.62x54mm ammunition, three cartridges for pump action rifle among other accoutrements. Normalcy have returned to the communities and general security in the area remains calm. Troops have dominated the general area with fighting patrols to ensure peace and stability in the area.

He stated that the Defence Headquarters has encouraged the public in the area to come up with credible information to enable the troops to be proactive.