Soldiers kill 4 terrorists attempting to kidnap residents returning from church program in Taraba

Troops of the 6 Brigade Nigerian Army in Taraba state have neutralized five 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 a church program in Wukari along Tor-Tse and Takum road, swung into action and tactically waited for the violent extremists and the insurgents in the early hours of today 2 April 2024.

A statement from the Nigerian Army noted that: ”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.

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”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 one locally fabricated FN Pistol, two rounds of 9MM ammunition and one mobile phone belonging to the criminal.”

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