Troops of the Nigerian Army have uncovered and destroyed a camp reportedly used by militiamen in Ugya village in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Our correspondent learnt that troops of 177 Guards Battalion discovered the camp on Monday.
According to the army, the spiritual head of the militia group, identified as Angulu Idaku, was also arrested, while seven guns and 276 cartridges were recovered.
Our correspondent learnt that the recovered weapons included seven locally-made guns, 12 cartridges, 200 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 76 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, four knives, 15 cutlasses and six mobile phones.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the raid of the militia camp, said residents must continue to supply credible intelligence to the military for action.
Chukwu said, “Troops of 177 Guards Battalion at Ugya village destroyed some armed militia camps. The spiritual head of the militia group was also arrested.
“Members of the public are once again reminded to report any suspicious activities to the security agents.”
Also, the Nigerian Air Force has unveiled a new base in the Kerang area of Plateau State, adding that the establishment of the base was to tackle the security challenges in the state.