Murder of soldiers: traditional rulers arrested in Benue

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Eight AK47 rifles and one machine gun have been recovered and four suspects handed over to the police following the murder of soldiers in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.

Governor Samuel Ortom briefed journalists today after an expanded Security Council meeting with stakeholders from the council area.

He said that efforts of the Security Council, traditional rulers led by Tor Jechira, Chief Clement Uganden and Ter Ikyor, Chief Jam Gbinde as well as political leaders also led to the recovery of eight AK47 rifles and one machine gun.

Deputy chair of Konshisha council area Sam Kave, District Head of Iwarnyam, Chief Unaha

Koko, Kindred Head of Mbator, Chief Emmanuel Achirgbenda and the Councilor representing Mbagusa-Mbatser Ward, Tersugh Mela are being quizzed by police in connection to the attack. The State Security Council also resolved that Governor Samuel Ortom lead a delegation to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the killing of the soldiers.

Governor Ortom said the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had visited Konshisha and assessed the situation with a view to providing relief for the victims.