Army Repels Tiv Militia Ambush And Captures Notorious Kidnap Kingpin, Kobo Ishor Aka 'Lesser'
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Troops engaged in Operation Whirl Stroke operating under Operation Accord deployed in Gbise, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State, and Sector 4 in Taraba State yesterday successfully repelled an ambush by Tiv militiamen.
The troops came in contact with the suspected Tiv militia at Che Jukun village during a joint operation at Rafin Kada in Wukari LGA and Yojaa in Donga LGA of Taraba. According to the army in a statement it claimed that the militia opened fire on sighting the troops who responded with superior firepower killing four of them while an unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.
The statement released by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, also informed that items recovered include two locally-made rifles, 55 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, 117 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, three mobile phones, three AK 47 magazines, two motorcycles, one military shirt uniform, one Peace Corps ID card belonging to one Mr Anyor Fidelis and some charms.
It further explained that the troops also apprehended a notorious kidnap kingpin, Kobo Ishor aka “Lesser” an associate of late rouge Orjondu.