Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Troops Invade Camp Of Notorious Militia Leader 'Gana'

Force Commander of Operation Whirl Storm, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, yesterday in Makurdi, said the major clearance operations carried out by his troops during the last Eid-el-fitr celebrations code named Operation Dark Dawn and Operation Deadly Strike, were supported by Mi35 helicopter from the Nigerian Air Force and other surveillance aircraft.

General Yekini said: “And following a tip-off, the troops in conjunction with 72 and 93 Battalion soldiers attacked the camp of notorious militia leader, Gana, located at Ayaka in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area.

“Prior to the attack, NAF Mi35 gunship helicopter carried out aerial bombardment of the camp, which led to the successful dislodgement of Gana and his armed men.

“In the ensuing melee, our troops recovered some personal effects of Gana, suggesting he was in the camp at the time of the attack.

“The assault on Camp Ayaka was preceded by aerial bombardment by Mi35 helicopter from the Nigerian Air Force. During a search of the camp, troops recovered one gun, one pistol, seven rounds of 7.62mm and 9mm special ammunition.

“Two members of the gang were captured, while another member of the gang was arrested by the troops of 93 Battalion towards Taraba State, who has already confessed to killing the former Security Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom.

“In the course of the mopping up operation, troops recovered 10 magazines of AK-47.”

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