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Operation Whirl Stroke
Indications emerged Tuesday that over 41 inmates at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the outskirts of Makurdi town lost their lives since the camp was opened in 2018.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have appealed to the Federal Government to the sustain the military operation code named: ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ to guarantee full restoration of peace in the region.
The acting Director of Information, Directorate of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Oyeama Nwachukuwu, said the decision to withdraw troop of Operation Whirl Stroke is because peace mission has been achieved in troubled communities.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday assured residents of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States of adequate security with its ongoing Operation Whirl Stroke.
The Nigeria Defense Headquarters (DHQ), on Friday, said that Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), had achieved its set mandate and would wind down in phases.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday indicated his readiness to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over speculations that the military Operation Whirl Stroke may be withdrawn from the state on account that peace has been restored in the state.
Troops of the joint military/paramilitary Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States have arrested 19 suspects in different parts of Benue and Nasarawa for various offences, including armed banditry, kidnapping and weapons supply.
The crisis between Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups in Wukari local government area of Taraba State has taken a different dimension.
Eight hundred and twelve Benue indigent students studying in the Federal University, Wukari (FUW), Taraba State were on Wednesday evacuated by the Benue State Government following uprising in the institution in which two Tiv students and a Tiv non-academic staff were allegedly killed by Jukun militia who stormed the school.
The military operation code-named Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) has brokered peace between the warring Tiv and Jukun people of Taraba and Benue States as part of its non-kinetic action.
Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), the military spike operation in Benue state, said it recovered about 186 assorted weapons during it’s operations across three states of the country in the last one year.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said yesterday that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, deployed to counter banditry in the North-Central have rescued three kidnapped victims in a building located in Gana’s family compound at Gbise in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun on Friday.
Members of Operation Whirl Stroke of the Nigerian Army in charge of Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states say they have recovered 37 arms and 389 ammunition from criminals in Nasarawa State.
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