Army Kills Four Armed Herdsmen, Arrest 20 In Benue

Written by on April 17, 2018

The Nigeria Military on Tuesday said four armed herdsmen have been killed and about 20 other suspects arrested in Benue State.

Benue State has been a hotbed of herdsmen-farmers crisis which has led to several attacks that has left many dead, most notably on New Year’s Day. This resulted in military intervention in the Benue and the commencement of military operation tagged Operation Cat Race.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Texas Chukwu in a statement on Tuesday said the troops of special forces arrested the armed herdsmen during a patrol at Teguma village.

Items recovered from the suspects include four AK 47 rifles, five 7.62mm rounds of ammunition and 28 rounds of 7.62 police special ammunition.


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