CRIME

Suspected Militia Leader Killed by Troops in Benue

A combined team of Operation Whirl Stroke Tracking Team and Special Forces troops of Sector 2, have killed suspected armed militia leader, Terugwa Igbagwa, alias Orjondu, in Benue, the Defence Headquarters has announced.

Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Some of the recovered weapons

Enenche said the suspect was killed during a raid operation by the troops on a criminal hideout off Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala highway.

The late Militia leader

According to him, Orjondu is the second most wanted criminal kingpin next to Gana in Benue.

“He is responsible for kidnapping, armed robbery, assassination, gun running and other criminal activities around Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo LGA’s for many years.

“Items recovered from him include One AK 47 Rifle, One locally made Rifle, One AK 47 magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and some charms,” he said.

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