Makurdi: Troops stop 73 Nasarawa youths going to Imo

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About 73 young men allegedly heading to Imo State from Nasarawa have been intercepted by Troops of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Makirdi.

According to the information gathered they were being transported inside five trucks with 47 motorcycles when soldiers stopped them at Agan Toll Gate within the Benue capital.

The vehicles was also carrying sacks of minerals loaded from Plateau State for delivery at a Port Harcourt-based company.

Benson Abounu, the Benue Deputy Governor, who visited the Army barracks on Tuesday, commended the military personnel for their vigilance and conduct.

Abounu said contrary to speculations and fear of attack, “no arms were found after a thorough search conducted by the soldiers.”

However, he advised the Army to thoroughly profile the young men to ascertain the actual mission of their trip and possibly fish out those who provide questionable responses.

Lt. Col. AD Alhassan, Commander of 72 Special Forces Brigade disclosed that his men acted on intelligence.

Alhassan confirmed that no weapons were found after the search conducted on the passengers, trucks and motorcycles.

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