Troops neutralize terrorists, foil kidnap attempt in Taraba

by John Ojewale
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Troops from the Nigerian Army’s 6th Brigade have killed five violent extremists, foiled kidnapping attempts, and discovered a large stockpile of weaponry and ammunition in Taraba State.

This was announced via a post on the Army’s X account on Tuesday, April 2.

According to the Army, the forces responded based on actionable intelligence about criminals’ plans to kidnap several church members returning from a programme in Wukari along the Tor-Tse and Takum roads.

The post reads:

“In a significant operation aimed at maintaining peace and security in Taraba State, troops of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army have neutralized 5 violent extremists, foiled kidnapping attempts and recovered a substantial cache of arms and ammunition.

“The troops while acting on actionable intelligence on the plan of the extremists to kidnap some church members returning from church program in Wukari along Tor – Tse and Takum road acted decisively.

“Troops of 93 Battalion deployed in Wukari swiftly swung into action and tactically lied in wait for the violent extremists and the Insurgents In the early hours of today 2 April 2024.

“The troops made contact with the extremist and engaged them in a fierce fun battle leading to the neutralization of 4 extremists and recovery of 2 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Pump Action Rifle and 2 AK 47 Magazine.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

cc: Daily Post Ng

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