The Nigerian army has confirmed the death of a suspected notorious criminal, Terugwa Igbagwa in a special commando operation on a criminal hideout along the highway linking Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala in Benue.
A statement released by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche, revealed that Igbagwa whose alias is Orjondu died in an operation conducted by a combined team of troops of Operation Whirl Stroke Tracking Team and Special Forces of Sector 2 deployed in Zaki Biam.
One AK 47 rifle, one locally made rifle, one AK 47 magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special, and some charms were recovered from the deceased accused of being responsible for kidnapping, armed robbery, assassination, and gun-running among other criminal activities around Katsina-Ala, Ukum, and Logo Local Government Areas (LGAs) for many years.
The statement read;
“The operation led to the neutralisation of Terugwa Igbagwa alias Orjondu.
“It would be recalled that Orjondu is the second most wanted criminal kingpin next to Gana in Benue State.
“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Whirl Stroke for their exploits in recent times.”