The Defence headquarters says troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE has arrested Four(4) suspected kidnappers namely: Alhaji Abdullahi(18yrs),Sale Hassan (22yrs), Usman Abdullahi(20yrs), and Ibrahim Iliyasu (23yrs).
According to a statement signed by the Director, Defence Media Operations(DMO), Major General Benard Onyeuko, the troops who were on clearance patrol, acting on credible information, arrested the suspected kidnappers at Igumale Council Ward of Ado LGA Benue State, on 24 June 2022.
Onyeuko affirmed that all the arrested criminals have been handed over to the Police for further necessary action.
He said troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE has continued to sustain their operational tempo in their Area of Operation, as they also neutralized 3 bandits during a raid operation at a bandits hide out at Mbahuwuhe village in Utange council ward in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue state on 26 June 2022.
The DMO explained that during the operation, a kidnapped civilian one Mr Auva Tisa who was on blind fold in the hideout was rescued with injuries and he is presently undergoing treatment.
Several items including 1 motorcycle, 2 cell phones among others were recovered before the hideout was brought down, Onyeuko stated.
“The Military high command commends troops of Op WHIRL STROKE and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities” he said.