The Nigerian Army’s Troops of 177 Guards Battalion, in conjunction with troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, have raided and neutralised two terrorists in their hideouts in Idu, Chikara, along the boundaries of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
This was stated in a statement released on Friday by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations for the Guards Brigade in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Godfrey Abakpa, adding that the attack was carried out in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the state.
According to the statement, the troops used superior firepower to subdue the bandits and neutralised two of them, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He also stated that the troops rescued 30 civilians who had been kidnapped by the bandits.
According to him, a member of the CJTF was injured in the encounter and was receiving medical attention at the hospital.
“Troops also recovered one Rapid Propelled Grenade Tube from the criminals and several military uniforms.
“The rescued civilians have since been profiled by the Nigeria Police Division in Toto LGA while the State Government had facilitated their safe reunion with their communities and families respectively.
“As the operations continue, troops of the Brigade remain resolute and will continue to synergise with security agencies to rid the FCT and environs of all criminal elements.
“The brigade remains alert at all times to keep the federal capital and its environs safe,” he said.