Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE recorded significant successes against criminal elements.
Defence Media Operations Coordinator Major General John Enenche said, Troops while on raid operations at River Yo-Yo and Tachar villages respectively had contact with armed bandits who opened fire as troops closed in on their position.
He added that, Troops responded with superior fire power forcing the armed elements to flee into the surrounding bushes.
"The gallant troops engaged the bandits in hot pursuit following which 2 were neutralised" he said.
"In the course of operation, one locally made AK 47 rifle, one magazine, seven rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, one Toyota Corolla car, some substances suspected to be indian hemp as well as charms were recovered.
He also disclosed that, Troops subsequently cleared the bandits' hideout. Currently, the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action.