The military on Thursday said that troops deployed to Benue had already cleared camps of all armed gangs in three local governments areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, in Abuja.
According to the statement, normalcy has been restored in Guma, Gwer-West and Agatu Local Government Areas, while some arrests and recoveries have been made in the process.
“Formation Commanders of the Nigerian Army have moved to the various states in their area of responsibility to address the deteriorating security situation in parts of the North-Central.
“Two AK 47 rifles were recovered after an encounter by troops of the Special Task Force with the armed gangs in their enclaves in Shimanker, Plateau State.
The statement added that General Officers Commanding were directly supervising the operations in Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger just as troops were combing forests in the mission areas to apprehend members of armed gangs and destroy their enclaves. (NAN)
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