Army Raid Militias’ Base in Benue

By Ikenga Chronicles January 31, 2018

Army Raid Militias’ Base in Benue

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday raided armed militias’ base at Tor-Dunga Town in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The militias have been terrorising Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.

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

The army spokesman said: “Troops raided the shrine and arrested Gber, who acted as a spiritual adviser to the criminal militias. Gber is also an ally of the wanted notorious criminal, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana). It will be recalled that he was declared wanted by the security agencies and has been at large since 2016.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the shrine serves as a hideout for wanted armed militias that operate in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.

“The troops recovered a locally fabricated pistol, two Baretta Pistols, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, three motorcycles and assorted charms. Other items include warm clothing for concealing weapons, two mobile telephones and three power generators, amongst other items at the hideout.”