Troops deployed in Operation Whirl Stroke have killed suspected members of an armed militia in Benue State, the Nigerian Army has said.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the soldiers engaged the suspects, who were reportedly found with a herd of cattle on Saturday last week, while on a clearance operation along Gbajimba – Akor axis in Guma Local Government Area of the state.
Brigadier General Chukwu, however, said efforts were ongoing to apprehend other members of the group still at large.
He also advised the public to promptly report any suspicious movement or activity in their area to the law enforcement agencies.