Commander ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ (OPWS), Major General Adeyemi Yekini, has debunked the alleged rumour of sporadic exchange of gunfire between troops and some suspected herdsmen on Thursday, in Guma local government area of Benue State.
Yekini, in a telephone chat with newsmen yesterday, explained that troops of the OPWS were on an operation in Guma and some herdsmen who were sighted in a community, immediately ran away upon sighting the troops.
The commander disclosed that the troops have been placed on red alert to forestall any attacks on innocent citizens in Benue State and its environs.
According to him, the troops have intensified patrols in Nasarawa border to keep criminals and armed bandits away from attacking innocent people.
“We were in Guma, where few herdsmen were sighted and as soon as they saw our troops, they ran away. It is a usual occurrence that our troops encounter almost on a daily basis that doesn’t really need reporting.”
“Our troops have been placed on red alert to forestall any recurrence of what is happening in Plateau. Troops are on 24 hour surveillance, patrolling the length and breadth of Benue, even up to Nasarawa State.”
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: [email protected]
SPONSORED15 hours ago
How To Last For 25 Minutes Longer In Bed, Permanently End Pain And Embarrassment Of Weak Erection
NEWS20 hours ago
PDP Set To Offer Presidency For Sale, BCO Alleges
FEATURED16 hours ago
Ado: Community Under Siege As Robbers Go On Rampage
NEWS8 hours ago
Osun Poll: Massive Turnout Of Voters As Oyetola , Adeleke Hails The Exercise
NEWS16 hours ago
Dankwambo As PDP Presidential Flag Bearer
NEWS20 hours ago
PMB Condoles With President Magufuli, Tanzanians On Ferry Disaster
NEWS7 hours ago
Osun Poll: Aregbesola, Omisore Disagree On Conduct Of Exercise
ENTERTAINMENT19 hours ago
Ramsey Noah Congratulates Genevieve Nnaji On ‘Lion Heart’ Success