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  • News - North East - Taraba
  • Updated: April 02, 2024

Taraba: Troops neutralize extremists, foil kidnap attempts, recover arms, ammunition

Taraba: Troops neutralize extremists, foil kidnap attempts,

Troops of the Nigerian Army's 6 Brigade have neutralised five violent extremists, stopped abduction attempts, and retrieved a sizable cache of weapons and ammunition as part of a massive operation to preserve peace and security in Taraba State.

The forces took prompt action based on actionable intelligence regarding the extremists' plot to abduct churchgoers returning from a programme in Wukari along the Tor-Tse and Takum highways. 

The 93 Battalion troops stationed in Wukari moved quickly to take action and strategically positioned themselves to ambush the insurgents and dangerous extremists. early this morning, April 2, 2024.

 The forces made contact with the extreme and engaged them in a heated fun battle culminating in the neutralization of 4 extremists and the recovery of 2 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Pump Action Rifle and 2 AK 47 Magazine. 

Similarly, troops encountered alleged violent extremists on March 27, 2024, while on patrol through Takum Local Government Area's Chanchanji Ward. 

The extremists and the troops engaged in a gun battle which led the troops to use their superior firepower, one extremist was neutralised and one locally made FN pistol, two rounds of 9MM ammo, and the criminal's cell phone were all recovered after the attack. 

This triumphant operation demonstrates 6 Brigade's steadfast dedication to safeguarding residents' lives and property while also creating a safer environment and atmosphere for businesses to operate in.  

The army in its statement released on X, request that the people continue to assist the armed forces by promptly and reliably reporting any suspicious activity or criminal activity occurring within the State.

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Meanwhile, armed herdsmen carried out an abduction at the Federal University Wukari in Taraba State on Monday, abducting two students.

Sule Gani, the Chief Security Officer of the university, confirmed the incident in a phone conversation with journalists, stating that a male and female ex-students of the university, who were present to clear their papers, were abducted by armed Fulani herdsmen.

Gani informed journalists that the herdsmen entered the university premises and abducted the two students while they were eating at one of the shops within the university.

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