Scores Killed as Military Engages Gun Battle With Militia Men in Benue State Welcome to CeeJayInfo

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Monday, 6 August 2018

Scores Killed as Military Engages Gun Battle With Militia Men in Benue State


Troops of the Nigerian Army to the Operation Whirl Stroke have engaged a gun batlle with  militia men in a camp found in the Akor people group in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing scores of the equipped men.

It was learnt that the troops, on Saturday while on a freedom task along Gbajimba to Akor territory, found the men equipped with AK-47 rifles with substantial crowds of dairy cattle.

A weapon fight was said to have followed, amid which the troops ousted the furnished men from their camp.
The armed force said the troops slaughtered an "unspecified number of the minute men while others got away into adjacent brambles with gunfire wounds."

A journalist learnt that the weapons recuperated from the local army aggregate were one AK-47 rifle, two AK-47 rifle magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62mm exceptional ammo and five cruisers.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, who affirmed the episode, said endeavors were on to get other escaping individuals from the volunteer army gathering.

Chukwu stated, "Troops sent in Operation Whirl Stroke in the Guma LGA experienced minute men with vast groups of dairy cattle.

"The troops unstuck the minute men from their camp after unrivaled capability. Unspecified quantities of the men were murdered by the troops. Endeavors are on to get other escaping individuals from the civilian army."
In the interim, troops of the 222 Battalion sent in Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday, while on a trap activity around Malari town in Borno State, killed two Boko Haram psychological oppressors.

Different psychological militants allegedly fled into the hedge with gunfire wounds.

The armed force representative, Chukwu, said 10 bikes were recouped from the psychological militants amid the experience.

Additionally, troops of the Nigerian Army appended to the Operation Lafiya Dole have captured a Boko Haram fear based oppressor on the needed rundown, Maje Lawan, in the Banki Local Government Area of Borno State.

The journalist assembled that the suspect, who is number 96 on the needed rundown distributed by the armed force, was captured after he sneaked into an Internally Displaced Persons' camp in the Banki zone.

The armed force had in October 2015 discharged the names of 100 needed Boko Haram fear mongers to general society, saying the general population should help the troops with data to empower their capture.

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