Good day, and welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Sunday, July 28th, 2019, on Concise News.
Barely two weeks after troops of the ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ (OPWS) revealed it has so far killed 145 bandits in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, they have now arrested 10 suspects for armed banditry and kidnapping in Benue and Nasarawa States, Concise News reports. The suspects were paraded before newsmen at the OPWS headquarters in Makurdi yesterday, by Force Commander of OPWS, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini. The commander stated that five suspects were arrested in Toto and Awe Local Government areas of Nasarawa State while five others were arrested in Benue State. According to Yekini one of the suspects was shot dead during an exchange of fire with troops at Zaki-Biam in Ukum local government area of Benue State while an AK-47 rifle was recovered from him. He revealed that three out of the four other suspects arrested in Zaki Biam were linked with the wanted militia leader, Terwase Akwaza alias ‘Gana’ while another suspect was nabbed in Tomata area of the state with a locally made rifle fabricated to fire 5.56mm ammunition which is standard ammunition for assault rifles. Read more here.
Governor Samuel Ortom is to attend this year’s Mutual Union of Tiv in America (MUTA) and the Annual Convention of Idoma Association, taking place in Maryland and New York, United States, between the 1st and 4th of August this year, Concise News reports. Benue State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sir John Ngbede, the three Senators from the state, three House of Representatives members and three State Assembly members are also expected to attend the two events. The conventions organised by Benue indigenes living in America seek to chart a new course for greater unity among people of the state and its development in all sectors of the economy. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines. Be sure to get more updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.