Nigerian Army kill 5 terrorist, foil an attempted kidnapping of worshippers returning from church in Taraba

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
 – Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized five violent extremists and foiled a kidnap attempt on worshippers returning from a church program in Taraba State.

The Army, in a statement on Tuesday, March 2, 2024, said the troops also recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during the operation.

“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 statement read. 

“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 extremists and engaged them in a fierce gun battle leading to the neutralization of 4 extremists and recovery of 2 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Pump Action Rifle and 2 AK 47 Magazine.

"Similarly, on 27 March 2024 troops while on Patrol around Chanchanji Ward of Takum Local Government Area came in contact with suspected violent extremists. 

"Troops responded with superior firepower leading to the neutralization of 1 extremist and recovery of 1 Locally fabricated FN Pistol, 2 rounds of 9MM ammunition and 1 mobile phone belonging to the criminal.

This successful Operation demonstrates the unwavering commitment of the 6 Brigade to protecting the lives and property of the citizens while making the state and environment a safer place for businesses to strive. 

We implore members of the public to continue supporting the military by providing timely and credible information on any suspicious movement or activities of criminals within the state. 

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