Benue: Army arrests suspected militiamen
Tukur Yusuf Buratai

A patrol team of 72 Special Forces Battalion Makurdion Thursday raided a suspected militia camp at Tomatar community in Guma Local Government Area of Benue and arrested one suspected militia.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigeria Army, Col. Sagir Musa, made the disclosure in a statement he issued in Enugu.

Musa said that the troop made the raid on Thursday at about 6 a.m. following a tip off.

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According to him, during the operation, one militia was wounded, another neutralised and one arrested.

The army spokesperson said that the troop recovered two AK 47 rifles, 250 round of 7.62 mm ammunition and three machetes.

He said that the arrested militiaman was being interrogated by the Military Police.

Musa warned members of the public, especially, communities at the fringes of Benue and Nasarawa states to be more vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the security outpost nearer to them.