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  • News - North Central - Benue
  • Updated: March 04, 2024

Armed herdsmen attack operatives of operation whirl stroke, kill one soldier

Armed herdsmen attack operatives of operation whirl stroke,

Security officers of Operations Whirl Stroke (OPWS), operating in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States, were  attacked by suspected armed herdsmen leading to the death of one soldier, while another one was injured in Ochuekwu, Benue State.

Following constant attacks on the community by the armed herders, the soldiers were deployed to Ochumekwu, in Apa local government area.

Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke OPWS Major General Sunday Iserihen Igbinomwanhia who confirmed this to newsmen on Monday, in Makurdi, said one personnel was killed and one injured.

He however said the troops in response killed three and injured several of the herdsmen, while one AK47 and rounds of ammunitions were recovered from them.

” OPWS is currently carrying out a clearance operation to flush out suspected armed foreign herders who have invaded Kwande local government area of the State”, he said.

It could be recalled that in February, a soldier was killed and two (2) others were injured in Agatu local government when suspected herders laid ambush on the troops

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