COAS Buratai’s convoy intercepts gunmen robbing motorists (Photos)

The convoy of Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Saturday intercepted four local armed robbers who were operating on a highway and robbing passersby of their valuables.

Brigadier General, Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.

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He noted that the robbers had blocked the Numan – Yola high way, robbing motorists and passengers of there belongings.

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Items recovered include 3 dane guns, machetes, different kinds of charms.

“The suspects have been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force for further investigation and prosecution”, the statement added.

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Meanwhile, Buratai has warned officers and men of the Nigerian Army against discussing their grievances or operational strategies on social media.

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Buratai Hailed over Commitment to End Killings in the Country

A Middle belt pressure group, the Middle Belt Rights Congress (MBRC) has described as highly commendable the ability of the Nigerian Army to rise above various political distractions and unnecessary criticisms to tackle the incessant killings in the country, especially in the middle belt region.

The group also commended the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for his on the spot visits to remote communities in Benue state, saying such action has indeed served as morale booster to the troops.
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Addressing journalists in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, general secretary of the group Moses Ogaba Ochapa, said the successes being recorded by the army are crucial to ensuring that the entire country does not get plunged into the chaos that comes with food crisis since many farming communities are unable to plant crops while demented killers rampage through the land.

According to him, this is the reason why the army must be encouraged to sustain the tempo of capturing the troublers of Nigeria’s peace and bring them to justice.

He said:
“The latest breakthrough is the arrest of a militia herdsman, Idi Gemu by troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion deployed in operation MESA while on patrol to Adagu village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue.

The Army earlier arrested the Coordinator, Benue State Livestock Guards, Aliyu Teshaku, who was revealed to be a Boko Haram operative and was coordinating all the attacks in Benue based on political influence and conspiracy . Three other militia herdsmen have also been arrested and weapons recovered. These efforts have invariably changed the tempo in all ramifications.


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  1. Anything to draw attention and commendation…….. The chief of Army staff and the IG of police should relocate to Benue state and stay for six months as to checkmate and end the killings going on there by the herdsmen.

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