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  • Updated: June 12, 2024

Taraba: Army troops destroy kidnappers' camps in clearance operation

Taraba: Army troops destroy kidnappers' camps in clearance o

Troops of the Nigerian Army, have destroyed multiple kidnappers' camps in clearance operation at the Chinkai Forest of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The camps were reported to have belonged to wanted kidnapping kingpins identified as Isah, Shagari, Dogo and Teller.

The army in a statement on Wednesday, said, during the clearance operation on Tuesday, the troops also recovered various items including 12 mobile phones, 3 international passports and charms.

The statement explained that the operation led by the army troops attached to the Sector 3 Operation Whirl Stroke was conducted following intelligence reports of activities of the criminals in the forest.

The criminals were reported to have abandoned their camps when they sighted the troops approaching their location.

The statement partly reads: "Acting on actionable intelligence reports detailing the continuous criminal activities by terrorist groups sheltering in the Chinkai Forest, troops of 93 Battalion Sub-Sector 3B OPWS launched the clearance operation. 

"The troops meticulously combed through the dense forest areas notorious for harboring kidnappers' camps, prompting the terrorists to flee upon sighting the advancing troops. The operation led to the destruction of several makeshift structures linked to wanted kidnapping kingpins such as Isah, Shagari, Dogo, and Teller.

"During the operation, the troops recovered valuable items from the dismantled camps, including 12 mobile phones, 3 international passports, and various mystical charms utilized by the criminals.

"This successful clearance operation demonstrates the unwavering commitment of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 3 OPWS to confront insecurity headlong in Taraba State. The public is therefore urged to remain vigilant and cooperate with security agencies by promptly reporting any suspicious activities within their communities.

"The Nigerian Army continues to prioritize the safety and security of all citizens, and operations such as this to reaffirm our dedication towards eradicating criminal elements that threaten the peace and stability of Taraba State and environs."

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