December 8, 2022
Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), the military operation in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, rescued 21 persons from the hands of their abductors, who were identified as a local militia group.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO), OPWS, Flight Lieutenant Audu Katty, disclosed this in a statement in Makurdi, the operational headquarters of OPWS on Thursday.
Katty explained that 20 of the victims who were commuters were rescued by OPWS troops along Kente-Chinkai road in Wukari Local Government Area (LGA) of Taraba State on Tuesday.
He further explained that a local with a machete wound was also rescued in the course of pursuing the militia that had earlier abducted the commuters.
The OPWS spokesman said the local, who was badly wounded, was taken to the primary healthcare centre in Kente for treatment.