Army Clash With Herdsmen In Benue State
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday, said its troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion in Benue State, ambushed 20 militia herdsmen, killing four of them during a gun battle that followed.
The herdsmen, according to the army, were ambushed at Teguma Village, in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
The Army Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, in a statement, made available to Naija News, said while four of the herdsmen were killed, others escaped following superior gunfire.
According to the statement:“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….” Four of the militia herdsmen were neutralized 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.”
it further said:” The Nigerian Army wishes to restate its commitment and determination to rid the country of criminals and enemies of state.”