Troops raid Benue militia camp •Nab suspected kingpin, recover arms

Posted by News Express | 27 April 2018 | 1,356 times

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A patrol team of 72 Special Forces Battalion Makurdi, on Thursday raided a suspected militia camp at Tomatar community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue and arrested one suspected militia.

Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigeria Army made the disclosure in a statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

Musa said that the troop made the raid on Thursday at about 6.am following a tip-off.

According to him, during the operation, one militia was wounded, another neutralized and one arrested.

The army spokesperson said that the troop recovered two AK 47 rifles, 250 round of 7.62 mm ammunition and three machetes.

He said that the arrested militia was being interrogated by the Military Police.

Musa warned members of the public, especially, communities at the fringes of Benue and Nasarawa States to be more vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the security outpost nearer to them. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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