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5 Aug 2018

BREAKING: TROOPS ENCOUNTER ARMED MILITIA IN BENUE, RECOVERS SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS

PRESS RELEASE FROM NIGERIAN ARMY

TROOPS ENCOUNTER ARMED MILITIA IN BENUE STATE
1. Troops deployed in operation WHIRL STROKE on 4 August 2018 while on clearance operation along Gbajimba - Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State encountered armed militia men with large herds of cattle.
2. The troops dislodged the armed militia men from their camp following a superior fire power.
3. Unspecified number of the armed militia men have been suspected to be killed by the troops while others escaped into nearby bushes with gun shot wounds.
4. Efforts are on to get other fleeing members of the armed militia men by the troops.
5. Items recovered include:
a. One AK 47 rifle.
b. Two AK 47 rifle magazines.
c. 60 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.
d. Five motorcycles.
6. Members of the public are advised to report any suspicious movements or activities in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.
7. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public.
Thank you for your kind support and cooperation.
TEXAS CHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
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