Military recovers large quantities of arms in Benue

March 24, 2020
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Troops of Operation Whirl  Stroke in conjunction with NAF Special Forces as well as 72 battalion troops have recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition in two communities of Agatu local government area of Benue State.

According to the press release issued by the acting director, Defense Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko said that the troops in the early hours of Monday carried out a cordon and search operation in Odogoke and Odejo communities after a deadly clash.

The release said that during the operation, the bandits flee from the area and abandoned their weapons.

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Parts of the release read, “Items recovered from the two settlements include: one double-barrel gun, nineteen locally-made rifles, one pistol, four rounds of 7.62x54mm ammunition, three cartridges for pump-action rifle among other accoutrements.

The release said that normalcy had returned to the communities and general security in the area remains calm.

“Troops have dominated the general area with fighting patrols to ensure peace and stability in the area,” the release said.

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