Troops of the Nigerian Army on Saturday sacked alleged armed herdsmen along the Gbajimba-Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, with unspecified number killed as the soldiers burnt their camp.
A statement signed by Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, said that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke in the state encountered the “armed militiamen with large herds of cattle.” And the soldiers “dislodged the armed militiamen from their camp following superior firepower.”
Unspecified number of the alleged armed herdsmen were suspected to have been killed by the troops, “while others escaped into nearby bushes with gunshot wounds. Efforts are on to get other fleeing members of the armed militiamen by the troops,” the statement said.
According to Brig. Chukwu, items recovered included; one AK 47 rifle, two AK 47 rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and five motorcycles.
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