Military kills two armed herdsmen in gun battle in Benue, recovers arms

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…declare armed herdsmen terrorist group now – Ortom urges FG

Military kills two armed herdsmen in gun battle in Benue, recover arms

By Peter Duru – Makurdi

Two members of a gang of suspected armed herdsmen were late Friday night killed in a gun battle with troops of the joint military spike operation code-named Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, after they reportedly invaded Tse Chembe community in Logo Local Government area of Benue State.

This came just as Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the Federal Government to declare armed herders killing in Benue and other parts of the country as terrorist group.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that the armed herdsmen were part of the gang who had earlier stormed the community on Friday night killing two locals and injuring two others.

According to a source in the area, the invaders attacked the community at about 6:45 pm, shooting sporadically in all directions killing and injuring their victims.

According to him, “the quick intervention of troops of OPWS save the community from suffering heavy…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper