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NIGERIAN ARMY CONFIRMS THAT GUNMEN KILLED 10 SOLDIERS AND ONE OFFICER IN BENUE STATE.

Written by on April 9, 2021

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that gunmen killed 10 soldiers and an officer in Benue State.

Army spokesman General MOHAMMED YERIMA in a statement said the troops operating in the State came under attack while on routine operational task.

General YERIMA further said the troops comprising one officer and ten soldiers were initially declared missing which prompted the deployment of a joint search and rescue team comprising NA troops and personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke.

The army said efforts are ongoing to track down the perpetrators of the heinous crime with a view to bringing them to justice.

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Edited by Chiwendu Nwani


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