One Soldier Missing As OPWS, Bandits Clash In Benue
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), while on the trail of suspected bandits yesterday, were reportedly ambushed at Bonta village in Konshisha Local Council of Benue State, leading to the disappearance of two soldiers.
The soldiers were said to be on routine patrol in parts of Konshisha and Oju local councils of the state on Monday afternoon when they came under severe attack by bandits.
Local sources told The Guardian that the gang named ‘Bonta Boys’ attacked the soldiers for coming to destroy the illegal roadblock they mounted.
It was further gathered that at the time of this report, a soldier was still missing, as one was found yesterday morning.
According to the source that pleaded anonymity, the soldiers were on patrol around Ukpute village when some bandits ambushed and opened fire on them.