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Troops stop 73 marauding Nasarawa youths going to Imo

Troops of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Makurdi, in Benue State, have intercepted 73 young men headed to Imo from Nasarawa states.

They were being transported inside five trucks with 47 motorcycles when soldiers stopped them at Agan Toll Gate within the Benue capital.

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

Deputy governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, visited the Army barracks, on Tuesday.

He commended the military personnel for their vigilance and conduct.

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

He advised the Army to thoroughly profile the you 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 on conducted on the passengers, trucks and motorcycles.