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Again, troops dismantle terrorists strongholds in Taraba communities

Troops of 6 Brigade/Sector 3 Operation WHIRL STROKE, said they have successfully dismantled terrorist hideouts in communities spread across Taraba State.

Apart from dismantling the hideouts, some of which are located in Rugga, Sarti and Yade communities, reasonable numbers of arms and ammunition were also said to have been recovered.

Making the announcement in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital on Sunday, the Director Army Public Relations, Major General Oyenmma Nwachuku, said the army is determined to eradicate terrorist strongholds in remote areas of the State

“During an aggressive patrol conducted by the troops of 93 Battalion Sub-Sector 3B OPWS, contact was made with terrorists who fled their base in the face of the troops’ overwhelming firepower.

“A thorough search of the terrorists’ hideout resulted in the seizure of 1 AK-47 rifle, a magazine containing 7 rounds of 7.6mm X39mm ball ammunition and 1 cartridge.”

Additionally, they announced that a knife and two mobile phones belonging to the terrorists were also confiscated.

Reiterating their determination to flush out terrorists from the nooks and crannies of the state, troops, according to the release, were in pursuit of the terrorists to dismantle all criminal hideouts and ensure the area remains uninhabitable for unlawful activities.

“These successful military operations exemplify the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to decisively combat all forms of criminal activities, reassuring the public of their safety and security as the farming season approaches in the state,” the statement added.

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