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It was reported that Nigerian Army had discovered a base used by armed militias group, terrorising Benue , Nasarawa and Taraba states at Tor -Dunga Town in the Katsina – Ala Local Government Area of Benue State .

The Nigerian Army also made it clear that they arrested  a native doctor , Tordue Gbera known by an alias , Tiv Swem, who allegedly supplied charms to the militias .

We were briefed that the arrest was made by troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade , Makurdi , on Monday , who raided the base .

The military, in a release signed by the Director, Army Public Relations , Brig Gen Sani Usman , said the native doctor was arrested along with one of his accomplices , Atoo Francis .
Usman said Francis was however shot dead by the troops.

The army spokesman said , “ Troops raided the shrine and arrested Gber , who acted as a spiritual adviser to the criminal militias . Gber is also an ally of the wanted notorious criminal , Akwazar Terwase ( alias Gana ). It will be recalled that he was declared wanted by the security agencies and has been at large since 2016 .

“ Preliminary investigation shows that the shrine serves as a hideout for wanted armed militias that operate in Benue , Nasarawa and Taraba states .

“ The troops recovered a locally fabricated pistol , two Baretta Pistols, 11 rounds of 9 mm ammunition , three motorcycles and assorted charms . Other items include warm clothing for concealing weapons, two mobile telephones and three power generators , amongst other items at the hideout . ”

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