Troops under the Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralised two bandits and averted a communal clash between Tiv and Jukun.
A statement by the Director Defence Information Colonel Onyema Nwanchukwu, said one of the bandits was killed at the Nagi-Ucheki- Audu-Enger-Adudu axis in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue during patrol.
Nwachukwu said the other one was neutralised at Jootar, a border community between Benue and Taraba.
He explained that the troops averted the clash by responding to a distress call of an imminent violent clash between Tivs and Jukuns at the border community.
He added that although the troops met with stiff resistance by armed men, they over powered them, killing one, while the others fled.
In a similar encounter, Nwachukwusaid , troops on a fighting patrol to Ikyoawe, Tsegumme and Tsezongo communities in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue destroyed a militia camp after dislodging the criminals.