11 Soldiers Killed In Benue

Bandits have killed 11 soldiers, one of them being an officer, in Benue State.

It was learnt that they were attacked while they were on a routine operational task.

A statement signed by the Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said their bodies were found by a search and rescue team in Konshisha Local Government Area of the state.

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“Nigerian Army troops operating in Benue State came under attack while on routine operational task.

“The troops comprising one officer and 10 soldiers were initially declared missing which prompted the deployment of a joint search and rescue team comprising NA troops and personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke.

“The search and rescue team, unfortunately, found all the missing troops dead in Konshisha LGA of Benue State.

” The NA under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru remains resolute in ensuring stability in Benue State as well as other parts of the country that are affected by the activities of criminal gangs,” the statement said.

 

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