The operations of Operation Whirlwind killed 2 bandits in the village of Dyom in the Borokiyo Council department in the Ukum local government area of Benue State.
It also prevented an attempted armed attack on passengers traveling from the state of Bayels to Jos, the capital of the Plateau state.
The coordinator for defense media operations, Major General John Enenche, revealed that in a statement in Abuja on Christmas.
Enenche said the operations were carried out on Christmas Eve.
The statement read, “Continuing efforts to rid the northern central zone of armed robbers and other criminal elements, as well as to ensure a peaceful Juletid season, Operation Windward Strike troops have stepped up their operations.
“On December 24, 2020, Troops of Operation VIDIRA STRIKE deployed to the general area of Udei, while routine patrols along the Makurdi-Lafiya road prevented an attempt by armed bandits to attack passengers traveling from Bayels to Jos.
“Similarly, their own troops deployed in Zaki Biam and Ukum, while fighting on patrol, responded to a call for help due to bandit activities in the village of Dyom in the Borokiyo Council department in the Ukum local government area of Benue State. Troops quickly mobilized to the scene where they had contact and engaged criminals, forcing them to flee. However, troops followed the bandits and neutralized two of them. “