Troops kill three armed herdsmen

March 5, 2024

0.7 min readCategories: News

By: Ade Phillips

Troops from Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have successfully neutralized three suspected armed herdsmen who ambushed them in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

Gen Sunday Igbinomwanhia, the Force Commander of OPWS, disclosed this development on Monday in Makurdi while providing details of the attack to journalists.

OPWS operates across Nasarawa, Taraba, and Benue States.

Igbinomwanhia said that the armed herders during the attack, killed one personnel and injured another who was receiving treatment at a hospital in Makurdi.

According to him, the other troops were currently carrying out a clearance operation to flush out suspected armed foreign herders who have invaded Kwande LGA.

He alleged that those terrorising some villages in Kwande LGA were suspected armed herdsmen coming into the country through the international border line between Nigeria and Cameroon.

In another development, suspected herders killed about three persons in Kwande LGA on Sunday night.

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