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Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke invalidates wanted militia leader in Benue

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke deployed to maintain internal security in Benue and Taraba states has killed one Mr. Terungwa Igbagwa alias Orjondu, in a raid operation conducted by the troops.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations (DMO), Defence headquarters whilst in a statement released to News Headquarter said, Terungwa who was the second in command of the group met his waterloo during the operation that took place in the criminal hideout off Zaki Biam and Katsina– Ala high way.

The statement reads:

“In a special commando operation, a combined team of Operation WHIRL STROKE Tracking Team and Special Forces troops of Sector 2 deployed in Zaki Biam carried out a raid operation on a criminal hideout off Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala highway. The operation led to the neutralization of Terugwa Igbagwa alias Orjondu.

“It would be recalled that Orjondu is the second most wanted criminal kingpin next to Gana in Benue State.

“He was responsible for kidnapping, armed robbery, assassination, gun running and other criminal activities around Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo LGA’s for many years.

“Items recovered from him include One AK 47 Rifle, One locally made Rifle, One AK 47 magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and some charms.

“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Whirl Stroke for their exploits in recent times”, he averred.

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