Our man slumped, died not shot – Maj. Gen. Aligbe

Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke (OPW), Main Common Kelvin Aligbe, Thursday, confirmed the loss of life of 1 soldier who participated in an operation to repel assault by bandits on Ortese and Ukohol in Guma native authorities space of Benue state.

He mentioned the troopers had been returning after they repelled the assault on the 2 communities when certainly one of them slumped and was later confirmed useless when he was taken to the hospital. He was not shot through the assault as speculated in sure quarters.

He mentioned: “We acquired details about these folks (terrorists) planning to assault Ortese, Ukohol and two different areas in Guma LGA Tuesday evening and we rapidly deployed that evening and bolstered the locations Wednesday morning.

“My troops observed the place these guys had been hibernating within the bush and went after them. After all, they made contacts with them.

“They noticed them carrying their casualties and operating into the bush. In the reason for coming again, certainly one of our troopers slumped, he was not shot. He was rushed to the hospital the place he was confirmed useless.

“We’re nonetheless sustaining the development in that axis and that’s the reason you haven’t heard about any assault.

“We had been nonetheless in Guma after we heard concerning the Emblem assault. The sample of settlement of the folks too is just not serving to us. However our troops are managing the scenario in Emblem.”

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