The Nigerian Army has today, Wednesday, said it had discovered a hideout of armed militia terrorising several states in Nigeria.
terrorising Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states
Naija News gathered that the military also arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber also known by an alias, Tiv Swem, who was alleged of supplying charms to the militias.
The arrest was made by troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi, on Monday while the soldiers raided the base.
In a statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, stated that arrested alongside the native doctor was one of his accomplices, Atoo Francis.
However, the army spokes person said Francis shot dead by the troops.
According to Usman, “Troops raided the shrine and arrested Gber, who acted as a spiritual adviser to the criminal militias. Gber is also an ally of the wanted notorious criminal, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana). It will be recalled that he was declared wanted by the security agencies and has been at large since 2016.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the shrine serves as a hideout for wanted armed militias that operate in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
“The troops recovered a locally fabricated pistol, two Baretta Pistols, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, three motorcycles and assorted charms. Other items include warm clothing for concealing weapons, two mobile telephones and three power generators, amongst other items at the hideout.”