Taraba: Troops foil attempt to kidnap church members, kill 5 insurgents


Nigerian troops

Troops of the 6 Brigade Nigerian Army have killed four extremists who were attempting to kidnap worshippers returning from a church programme in Wukari along Tor – Tse and Takum road in Taraba State.

In a statement, the Nigerian Army said troops of the 93 Battalion deployed in Wukari swiftly swung into action and tactically lay in wait for the violent insurgents in the early hours of 2 April 2024 after receiving information of the attempt to kidnap the worshippers on their way home.

“The troops made contact with the extremists and engaged them in a fierce gun battle leading to the neutralization of four extremists and recovery of two AK 47 Rifles, one Pump Action Rifle and two AK 47 Magazine”

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The Army also said on 27 March 2024, the troops while on Patrol around Chanchanji Ward of Takum Local Government Area came in contact with suspected violent extremists. “Troops responded with superior fire power leading to the neutralization of one extremist and recovery of one Locally fabricated FN Pistol, two rounds of 9MM ammunition and one mobile phone belonging to the criminal.

“This successful Operations demonstrate the unwavering commitment of 6 Brigade to protecting the lives property of the citizens, while making the state and environ a safer place for business 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,” the Army added in the statement.

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