OPWS kills four gun men in Benue community


Four gun men killed in Benue community

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, have killed four gunmen in Benue after they invaded a community in Guma local government area of the state.

Commander of OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini disclosed this is a press release made available to newsmen in Makurdi.

Giving an update on the operation which took place in Agasha, Yekini informed that some suspected armed herdsmen infiltrated Agasha in Guma LGA of Benue State and killed two villagers overnight.

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He said Operation Whirl Stroke troops on patrol in the area immediately mobilised to the scene but the herdsmen had fled before their arrival.

“Troops subsequently tracked the assailants through some of the nearby communities overnight while other troops deployed at Tomatar across the river also in Guma and blocked the escape route towards Nasarawa State.

“At about 6hrs this morning, troops had contact with the armed herdsmen at a make shift camp close to the Benue River during which four of the assailants were killed.

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According to the statement, troops recovered two AK 47 rifles, four magazines and 65 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition from the bandits.

He explained that the forces did not sustain any casualty during the operation while troops are currently on search and destroy operation in the general area.

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