Army uncovers militias’ base in Benue, arrests native doctor

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Olaleye Aluko, Abuja

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had discovered a base used by armed militias terrorising Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states at Tor-Dunga Town in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

The army added that it also arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber also known by an alias, Tiv Swem, who allegedly supplied charms to the militias.

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Our correspondent learnt that the arrest was made by troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade, Makurdi, on Monday, who raided the base.

The military, in a release signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, said the native doctor was arrested along with one of his accomplices, Atoo Francis.

Usman said Francis was however shot dead by the troops.

The army spokesman said, “Troops raided the…



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