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Nigerian Army Intercepts Militia Herdsmen In Benue



Four Insurgents Killed As Troops Repel Attack On Military Base In Borno

The Nigerian Army Engineers sweeping the route oof advance during the operation

Troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion on 16 April 18 on Operation MESA at Yogbo in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state encountered about 20 militia herdsmen at Teguma village while on patrol.

They were also able to disarm militia herdsmen during the encounter while others fled following superior gun power.

Items recovered include four AK 47 rifles, five 7.62mm rounds of ammunition and 28 rounds of 7.62 police special ammunition.

Meanwhile, at least ten police officers are feared killed in the Sunday night ambush on a police team in Benue State.

Naija News had earlier reported that the  attack began around 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening when gunmen opened fire on two police officers who were riding on a motorcycle between Anyibe and Ayilamo, two communities in Logo Local Government Area where hundreds have been killed in suspected herdsmen attacks since early this year.