Friday, 4 April 2014

50 Killed As Nigerian Soldiers Battle Fulani Insurgents in Nasarawa

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Hardly 24 hours after the military deployed to contain the recent attacks that have claimed over 200 lives and displaced thousands of the Tiv people of Nasarawa and Benue states, success was Thursday recorded as troops killed over 50 Fulani insurgents in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state in a gun duel.

In lafia, Fulani insurgents numbering 10 were brought to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, DASH, Lafia the state capital by a police pickup van and deposited at the mortuary while about 20 others were deposited at the general hospital Keana as well as several others still in the bush.
Sources said that the military launched an offensive on the terrorists while acting on a tipoff about their hideouts in Maraba Giza and Tse-Azer where they have taken over the ancestral home of the Tivs in the area.
It also emerged that the Keana general hospital could no longer contain the number of dead bodies hence the conveyance of the remaining ones to Lafia.

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