Troops just drafted to Nasarawa and Benue states to put a stop to the wanton destruction of lives and property by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the northern states Thursday killed more than 50 Fulani insurgents in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state in a gun duel.
In lafia, Fulani insurgents numbering 10 were brought to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, DASH, Lafia the state capital by a police pickup van and deposited at the mortuary while about 20 others were deposited at the general hospital Keana as well as several others still in the bush.
The military was said to have launched an offensive on the terrorist while acting on a tip-off about their hideouts in Maraba Giza and Tse-Azer where they have taken over the ancestral home of the Tiv in the area.
Vanguard gathered that sophisticated weapons were recovered by the military from the insurgents who were taken unaware during the attack while taking cover to re-strategized and continue their onslaught.
Residents of Keana local government area confirmed the heavy presence of the military in the area to ensure the insurgents were incapacitated.
A military source who also told Vanguard that the insurgents had “taken over the entire villages defiling children and women and killing, even our men at will and you think we will continue to allow them, no not in anyway.”