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One Dead In Benue Communal Clash As Troops Arrest Two, Recover Arms (Photo)

Troops of the Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, have arrested two suspects in connection with a recent communal clash between three communities in Benue state.

It was gathered that the communal clash is between Tse Hundu, Tse Yanre and Tse Aku in Mbalom Council Ward of Gwer East Local government area of Benue State.

Troops recovered a cache of arms and dangerous weapons including 11 locally made long barrel gun, one shotgun, two cartridges, gun powder, three knives, nine cutlasses and charms from the area.

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When contacted, a community leader who simply gave his name as Tersoo explained that several houses were burnt in the three communities as a result of the clash, adding that one person was killed during the crisis.

He said:

“When the crisis was getting out of hands, some members of the communities quickly alerted troops of OPWS stationed at Naka Road who immediately responded by rushing to the area to restore normalcy.

“As I speak with you now, two suspects were arrested with some arms and dangerous weapons with charms. We are hearing that the suspects were later handed over to the Police,”


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