1 killed in Benue as troops engage armed herdsmen in gun duel (SUN)

1 killed in Benue as troops engage armed herdsmen in gun duel  (SUN)

The military operation code named Operation WHIRL STROKE (OPWS), on Saturday, engaged a group of armed herdsmen who invaded some communities along Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, in a gun battle.

The suspected herdsmen were said to have, in the early hours of Saturday, ambushed military personnel who were on surveillance in Guma Local Government Area, killing one soldier and injuring two others.

The incidence, our correspondent gathered, occurred in the early hours of the day when the soldiers were patrolling the Gbajimba-Iyordye-Akaahena road and they were suddenly ambushed by the armed herdsmen. Read more

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