Soldiers exchange gunfire with suspected Herdsmen in Benue

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Soldiers fight suspected Herdsmen in Guma, Benue State.

Troops of Operation Whirl Stoke has engaged suspected herdsmen in a gunfight in Guma Local Council of Benue State.

The troops engaged the suspects while on a clearance operation as several people displaced by the crisis were returning to their villages for farming activities.

The Commander of the Operation, Major General Adeyemi Yekini confirmed this to in an interview in the state.

No information on casulty
However, Major General Yekini did not disclose if there was any casualty.

Rather, he said; ”the soldiers were still in the field in pursuit of the suspects as at the time of the interview.”

Guma is one of the local government areas of Benue that suffered the worst loss since January 2018, as a result of the crisis between herdsmen and farmers.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere