After Killing a Soldier, Arsonists Burnt Down a Community in Benue

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Following the barbaric killing of a soldier of 707 Special Force Brigade Makurdi on Internal Security at Naka community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State on the 18th of April, 2018, and the subsequent arrest of some suspects, it was gathered that at about 1600 hours on Thursday the 19th April 2018, some unidentified hoodlums attacked and burnt some houses at the community.

Consequently, a patrol team was despatched to the area and met that the hoodlums have left before the arrival of the troops.

The 82 Division Nigerian Army wishes to inform members of the public that the army will surely unravel the perpetrators of this crime and anybody that is involved will be severely and appropriately dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.

The Nigerian Army strongly reemphasises that it will not condone or encourage any form of lawlessness or indiscipline.

The incident is thoroughly being investigated and anyone found culpable or to have taken laws into their hands will be severely dealt with.

Law abiding members of the public at Naka general area, and other communities in Gwer West LGA and indeed the entire good people of Benue State are hereby reassured of the professional resolve of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to protect lives and properties of all Nigerians.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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