Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have killed 2 bandits at Dyom Village in Borokiyo Council Ward of Ukum Government Area of Benue State.
It also foiled an attempted armed attack on passengers traveling from Bayelsa State to Jos, the Plateau capital.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this during a statement in Abuja on Christmas.
Enenche said the operations were executed on Christmas Eve.
The statement read, “In continuation of efforts to rid the North Central Zone of armed bandits and other criminal elements also on ensuring a peaceful Yuletide season, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE intensified the tempo in their operations.
“On 24 Dec. 2020, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE deployed at Udai general area, while on routine patrol along Makurdi – Lafiya Road foiled an attempted armed bandits’ attack on passengers traveling from Bayelsa State to Jos.
“Similarly, own troops deployed at Zaki Biam and Ukum, while on fighting patrol, skilled a distress signal on bandits’ activities at Dyom Village in Borokiyo Council Ward of Ukum Government Area of Benue State. Troops swiftly mobilized to the scene where they had contact and engaged the criminals, forcing them to escape. However, troops followed the bandits in hot pursuit and neutralized two of them.”