Makurdi – Soldiers of 72 Special Force Brigade, Nigeria Army, Makurdi on Monday night, June 14 Stopped 73 young men from Nasarawa state on their way to Imo.
According to a report by Nigerian Tribune, the able-bodied young men who were loaded in five trucks were intercepted at Agan Toll Gate, Makurdi by the military working on a security report.
Also seen with the young men were 47 Bajaj motorcycles. The trucks were said to be conveying some minerals from Plateau state to a Port Harcourt-based company.
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Benue state deputy governor, Benson Abounu, who visited the barracks on Tuesday, June 15 commended the soldiers for the discovery.
He expressed joy that despite the attempts to evade arrest, the soldiers were able to apprehend the trucks and arrest the men.
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He expressed surprise at how such a large number of young men from the same state could be found together going to the crisis-ridden Imo state.
Nigerian Army reveals how the men were apprehended
The Commander of 72 Special Forces Brigade, Lt. Col. AD Alhassan said that his men acted based on security report.
He said that as soon as they got the report that some trucks were heading to Makurdi they moved to intercept the trucks immediately.
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