Tue 07 Aug 2018
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Nigerian soldiers have engaged some suspected Fulani herdsmen in a gun battle, dislodging them from their camps in Benue state.
Nigerian Troops deployed in operation WHIRL STROKE, have dealt a blow to armed militia suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The soldiers, on 4 August 2018, while on clearance operation along Gbajimba – Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, encountered armed militia men with large herds of cattle.
In a press statement by Brig. General Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, it was revealed that the soldiers dislodged the armed militia men from their camp following a superior fire power.
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.
Items recovered include: One AK 47 rifle, Two AK 47 rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, Five motorcycles.
Members of the public are advised to report any suspicious movements or activities in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.
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