Troops deployed in operation WHIRL STROKE on Saturday, 4 August 2018 during a clearance operation along Gbajimba – Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State encountered armed militia men with large herds of cattle.
The troops dislodged the armed militia men from their camp following a superior fire power.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Texas Chukwu, in a statement made available to Naija News said:
“An 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. Efforts are on to get other fleeing members of the armed militia men by the troops.”
Chukwu revealed that the following Items were recovered: an AK 47 rifle, two AK 47 rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, five motorcycles.
He advised members of the public to report any suspicious movements or activities in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.
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