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Army challenges Nigerians, explains lethal operation, killings in Benue
There have been earlier stories that the army was connected to huge homicides and vandalism of properties within the Konshisha area of Benue State.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has refuted reports of enormous carnages and destruction of homes and different properties by the army within the Konshisha Native Authorities Area of Benue State.
The rejection was included in a press release by Onyema Nwachukwu, the appearing Director of Defence Information, on Friday.
There have been studies of a bloodbath of harmless individuals by the military in Konshisha city.
The Nigerian Military had additionally stated that one in all its officials and 10 troopers have been slain in Benue State during an operation.
Based on an announcement on Thursday by the Military spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, the officeholder and troopers had been entrapped and murdered in Konshisha.
Though the incentives of the killed official and soldiers weren’t disclosed, the military stated they were engaged in Operation Whirl Stroke.
The DHQ, in its reaction on Friday, stated its fighters were confronted in battle with a whole lot of raiders which led to the demise of 10 bandits.
It additionally stated inhabitants of the area escaped to close by towns understanding the implications of killing the army personnel.
The assertion additionally stated marauders who overran and hunted the slain soldiers took over the deserted homes of the villages which led to the devastation.
The DHQ further disputed anyone from Konshisha to submit to the general public the 200, 70, or 30 lifeless bodies of innocent people killed by its armies in Konshisha.
It partly read: “The Defence Headquarters wishes to put it on record that apart from these initial 10 bandits, there are no other civilian casualties recorded in any part of Konshisha until date,”
“We therefore challenge anybody from Konshisha to current to the public the 200, 70 or 30 dead bodies of innocent persons, male, female or children killed by troops in Konshisha. There was never a massacre as being touted by some mischief-makers.” Read all