Troops Neutralise Terrorists In Taraba, Thwart Kidnap Attempt In Kogi


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Nigerian Army troops have neutralised two terrorists in Taraba State, and thwarted a kidnap attempt in Kogi State where they rescued kidnap victims.

Director, Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Friday.

TheFact Daily gathers that the troops responded to actionable intelligence on the movement of terrorists in Mayinawa, Garin Daniel and Garbatau axis in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State, and swiftly mobilised to the scene. There, they made contact with the terrorists, and in the ensuing exchange of fire, neutralised two of them. The terrorists have been reported to frequently terrorize the residents of the communities.

The troops recovered two AK- 47 rifles, 4 AK- 47 magazines and 56 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

Similarly, troops successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt by criminal elements, who attacked passengers onboard three commercial buses along Akpata – Obajana road in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The vigilant troops who arrived timely to avert the situation, rescued the passengers and engaged the criminals in a hot pursuit. Some of the rescued passengers who suffered injuries during the kidnap attempt have been promptly evacuated to a hospital for medical attention.

Furthermore, in a separate operation, troops deployed for counter insurgency operations in the North West, have conducted a successful raid operation into a kidnappers’ den in Kuyambana general area, along Road Magawa-Migetso in Zamfara State.

The troops made contact with the insurgents, and neutralized 2 in a gun duel. A thorough search of their camps led to the recovery of 1 pump action gun, 1 locally fabricated gun, 2 live cartridges, 1 locally made pistol, one handset and a tying chain used to fasten kidnapped victims. The troops have also destroyed the camp.


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