Nigerian Army Vows To Hunt Killers of 11 Soldiers in Benue

We are not killing anybody, all we are doing is searching for the people that killed the soldiers

The Nigerian Army has stated that the ongoing operation in Mbator, Shangev-Tiev, Konshisha Local Government Area, Benue, where over 70 civilians are alleged to have been killed, was launched to apprehend the hoodlums who killed eleven Army personnel, including one officer and ten soldiers.

It refuted allegations of killings and arson, stating that the operation was carried out to apprehend those responsible for the deaths of the workers.

The officer and soldiers’ bodies were discovered in Knoshisha after they were reported missing, according to the Country.


Army spokesman Brig General Muhammad Yerima told The Nation: 

“We are not killing people in Benue State. They know how to kill people and they are afraid not to be killed.

“We are not killing anybody, all we are doing is searching for the people that killed the soldiers and we will find the people.

“Whoever said we are killing people and destroying properties is telling lies. The report on the internet about soldiers killing people in Benue is false. We are searching for those who killed the 11 soldiers, that’s all we are doing”.

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