Bandits are scared of being killed - Army reacts to Benue killings

Bandits are scared of being killed - Army reacts to Benue killings

The Nigerian Army has refuted the reports that it's personnel has killed over 70 innocent people following their recent raids in Benue State.

The spokesperson for the Army, Brig. General Mohammad Yerima in a reaction on Friday to the allegation that soldiers have killed several innocent civilians in Mbator, Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue described the allegation as untrue.

According to him, contrary to the allegation, the on-going operation in Benue State is to fish out hoodlums who attacked and killed eleven Army personnel, including one officer and ten soldiers.

He also mocked the suspected hoodlums for being afraid to get killed after they had killed others without mercy.

In his words, Yerima was quoted to have said: “We are not killing people in Benue State. They know how to kill people and they are afraid not to be killed.

“We are not killing anybody, all we are doing is searching for the people that killed the soldiers and we will find the people.

“Whoever said we are killing people and destroying properties is telling lies. The report on the internet about soldiers killing people in Benue is false. We are searching for those who killed the 11 soldiers, that’s all we are doing”.