By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Nigerian Military said its troops arrested 15 criminals, including bandits and herders in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja, while giving update on the military operations in in the country, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General, Bernard Onyeuko, said the successes were recorded in the last two weeks.

He added that drug peddlers were also arrested and 4 kidnapped civilians were rescued in the course of the operations.

“Troops sustained their aggressive postures by executing both kinetic and non-kinetic operations in the North Central Zone. Some of these operations yielded significant results at some locations within the period under review. These include arrest of some criminal elements and recovery of arms and ammunition during raid, clearance and ambush operations at Ahungwa village in Katsina-Ala LGA, Adiga forest in Okpoga; Bandawa and Giru communities in Lau LGA of Taraba State, Odu and Rukubi villages in Doma LGA of Nasarawa State.

“Within the period, a total of 22 arms, including AK-47 rifles, MGs, and locally-made pistols and 461 rounds of ammunition were recovered”

“Furthermore, troops held peace and security meetings with community/youth leaders as well as other critical stakeholders and security agencies at the Local Government Secretariat at Igumale Town in Benue State and Lau Police Division in Lau LGA of Taraba State.”

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