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March 5, 2024

Troops neutralise three suspected armed herders in Benue

Troops neutralise three suspected armed herders in Benue

Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) says the troop has killed three suspected armed herdsmen who attacked troops deployed in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

 Gen Sunday Igbinomwanhia, the Force Commander of the OPWS, disclosed this on Monday in Makurdi while briefing journalists on the attack.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that OPWS covers Nasarawa, Taraba, and Benue States.

Igbinomwanhia said that the armed herders, during the attack, killed one personnel and injured another who was receiving treatment at a hospital in Makurdi.

According to him, the other troops were currently carrying out a clearance operation to flush out suspected armed foreign herders who had invaded Kwande LGA.

He alleged that those terrorising some villages in Kwande LGA were suspected armed herdsmen coming into the country through the international border line between Nigeria and Cameroon.

In another development, suspected herders killed about three persons in Kwande LGA on Sunday night. (NAN)