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Killing of soldiers in Benue: 4 arrested, more arms recovered

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Following the latest killings of about 12 troopers in Konshisha Native Authorities Space of Benue State by native militias, the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday stated 4 suspects have been arrested and extra arms have additionally been recovered.

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Ortom who briefed journalists on Monday after an expanded Safety Council assembly with stakeholders from Konshisha Native Authorities Space, stated the navy through the search operation recovered one AK-47.

He acknowledged that efforts of the Safety Council, conventional rulers led by Tor Jechira, Chief Clement Uganden and Ter Ikyor, Chief Jam Gbinde in addition to political leaders additionally led to the restoration of eight AK-47 rifles and one machine gun.

In accordance with the Governor, the Safety Council handed over to the police, the Deputy Chairman Konshisha Native Authorities Council, Hon Sam Kave, District Head of Iwarnyam, Chief Unaha Koko, Kindred Head of Mbator, Chief Emmanuel Achirgbenda and the Councilor representing Mbagusa-Mbatser Ward, Tersugh Mela.

These handed over to the Police are to help within the investigation that may result in the restoration of the remaining arms and arrest of the killer militia group.

Whereas the State Safety Council additionally resolved that Governor Samuel Ortom leads a delegation to condole with the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari over the killing of the troopers, the Council can also be anticipated to go to Konshisha to evaluate the humanitarian scenario within the space.

Governor Ortom stated the Safety Council appreciated the Minister of Defence and different Safety Chiefs for permitting the Safety Council to handle the scenario, saying stakeholders cooperated effectively in the middle of managing the disaster.

On the humanitarian disaster in Konshisha, Governor Ortom acknowledged that the State Emergency Administration Company, SEMA, had already visited and assessed the scenario with a view to offering aid to the victims.

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