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Army Deny Ambush Of Troops In Benue State

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Military authorities in Nigeria have denied news making the rounds that its troops were ambushed in an attack in some parts of Benue state yesterday.

Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini made the denial in reaction to the online report that a Captain and troops were ambushed in part of Benue State.

General Yekini in a statement on the attack, described the news as fake.

He further clarified that Captain Sani was injured during an encounter with militiamen at Barkin Kota in Keana local government area of Nasarawa State in July 2018.

General Yekini said no OPWS personnel is involved in any ambush incident in the recent past as reported.

“The incident was given wide publicity at the time. it is therefore mischievous for the writer of the fake report to now link his injury to any current operation,” the statement said.

“The force is now focussed on destroying the remnants of armed militia camps that might still be in any part of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States, in addition to working for the return of more lDPs back to their ancestral homes,” General Yekini concluded.



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