THE Defense Headquarters has said an aggregate of 35 herders threatening Benue State, we’re executed at the end of the week.
This was even as it proclaimed that one trooper was still mission, one other executed and two others injured in the freedom activity troops of Operation Whirl Stroke left on at the end of the week in Taraba, Nasarawa, Zamfara and Benue states.
The Acting Director of Defense Information, Brigadier General John Agim, in an announcement, said a speculated highwayman, one Adamu Abdullah, was likewise captured in Nasarawa with savage ammo.
The Defense Headquarters’ announcement perused thus:”Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) working in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states directed a four prong leeway activities amid the end of the week.
“At Umaisha and Toto Villages, troops trapped the volunteer army following a tipoff of an arranged assault on the two towns.
” On the resulting skirmish 1 x G3 rifle, 193 x 17.62 mm NATO, 81xG3 rifle ammo, a privately made gun and 1 FN magazine loaded with round were recuperated and one state army was slaughtered.
“In another advancement, one Adamu Abdullahi, a presumed herder at Rukubi in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa state was captured possessing an ID card of the vigilante gathering of Nigeria, Nasarawa state summon and a photo in which he postured with an AK47 rifle.
“The suspect is still under cross examination and will be given over to the police for arraignment after preparatory examination.
“Essentially, leeway task crosswise over Gwer West, Logo and Guma LGA’s of Benue State was directed amid the end of the week. Troops reached vigorously furnished herders around bring down Benue and a state army camp at chetarer town. The troops drew in the civilian army and took after the interest with M135 Helicopter of their air segment. This prompted an expansive individual from them being killed. Taking all things together, 35 herders were killed and a substantial number of them got away with shot wounds.
“In any case, an officer was executed in real life (KIA), 2 supported slight wounds however have been dealt with and released. Additionally, 1 warrior is as yet long gone.
“Besides, OPWS in Nasarawa State captured one Musa Habu (matured 32 years) at Kolo near Umiasha in Toto Local Government Council.
” Items recouped from the speculate incorporate; 1 privately made gun, 2 x cartridges, 1 Techno telephone and hundred and thirty naira as it were. Preparatory examination uncovered that the suspect is connected with some speculated volunteer army in that region. He has been given over to the DSS for advance important activity.
‘”In a similar vein, troops of OPWS part 3 Taraba, on watch through Kwesati, Manya-Garagun pivot reached 8 scoundrels who were captured and were furnished with 2 AK47 rifle, 1 x K2 rifle and 2 x privately made firearm.
” Ammunitions recuperated from them incorporate 56 rounds of 7.6mm, 25 rounds of k2, 3x cartridge, charms, telephones among different things. Suspects and things are to be given over to DSS for assist examination.”