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COAS Reacts Over 10 Missing Nigerian Troops Found Dead In A Benue Community

About 10 troops of the Nigerian Army and one military police officer, who were reported missing have been found dead in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

This action has generated pressure on the community as the Nigeria Army authority has deployed troops to search and capture the perpetrators of this heinous act.

As contained in a statement made available to news reporters, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, verified the brutal killings of the gallant troops by yet-to-be-identified persons.

He added that the remains of the slain soldiers were instantly evacuated and that actions are ongoing to hunt down those who carried out the crime for proper justice to be served.

The Nigeria troops operating in Benue State came under attack while on regular operational tasks. The squad comprising one officer and ten soldiers was declared missing. This prompted the deployment of a joint search and rescue team comprising of NA troops and personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke. The search yielded a result but a bad one. All the troops were found dead in Konshisha LGA of Benue State and were subsequently evacuated.

Therefore, an appeal has been issued by the Authority of the Nigerian Army to the public to provide tangible tips to help in arresting the perpetrators and bring them to book.

According to Brig. Gen. Yerima, Army are determined to ensure the attack does not disrupt the peace of the local inhabitants.

Reacting to the dastard development, the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) has instructed the commanders on the ground to secure efforts to apprehend and deal decisively with the ragtag threatening the peace enjoyed by the people in the area.

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