By Ajogwu Jerry

In a successful encounter, troops of the Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna while on routine patrol around Rijana metropolis of the state, apprehended 2 suspected kidnappers.

According to a statement issued by the Army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the suspects are still in custody while investigation is ongoing.

In another latest development, troops of the 72 Special Force Battalion have restored peace in Otukpo, Benue State following an altercations that ensued after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting and opened fire.

One of the suspects

Members of the All Progressive Congress were holding a meeting in a hotel along Old Otukpo road when the armed men reportedly stormed the venue and started shooting sporadically.

Thenigerian gathered that two persons were killed during the attack and another person sustained injury.

As at the time of filing this report, troops have taken over the area with patrol to avert any breakdown of law and order.

Similarly, troops of 101 Special Force Battalion on clearance operation in Taraba State have continued to patrol Suntai area of the state and environs to deter armed bandits any freedom of action.

Gen. Chukwu tasked members of the public to report any suspicious persons or movement to the nearest security forces for prompt action.

He reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army towards the promotion of peace and tranquility in the country.