Guards brigade, wild stroke neutralise bandit’s enclave, rescues 30 kidnapped victims in Nasarawa forest


The Guards Brigade troops in conjunction with troops of Operation Wild Stroke have neutralised bandit’s enclave in Nasarawa Toto, rescueing several kidnapped victims.

Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa who made the disclosure noted that as part of its responsibility to ensure adequate security within its Areas of Responsibilities and and to stamp out incessant kidnapping to protect lives and properties of law abiding citizen in the Federal Capital Territory and neighbouring States, Troops of 177 Guards Battalion situated in Nasarawa State in conjunction with troops of Operation WILD STROKE and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Nassarawa State recently conducted a Offensive Operations based on credible actionable intelligence on Bandits/Kidnappers Enclaves in the general area of IDU, CHIKARA, along the boundaries of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, ABAJI FCT and KOTON KARFE KOGI State.

“During the Joint Operations, the galant troops with superior fire power subdued the bandits and neutralized two of them while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. “The troops also rescued 30 civilians who had been held captive by the bandits. Unfortunately, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force sustained a minor injury is currently stable and receiving proper medical care at the hospital.

“The Troops also recovered 1x 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 Govt have facilitated their safe reunion with their communities and families respectively.

“As the operations continue, troops of the Brigade under command remains 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 it’s environs safe.

“You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your reputable medium. Thanks for your usual cooperation and accept the exteem regards of the Commander Guards Brigade.” He said.


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