Nigerian Army Arrests Alleged Mastermind of Benue Killings
It reads: “Nigerian troops have arrested the key Boko Haram suspect known as Aminu Yaminu nicknamed Tashaku who is believed to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue state.
“Following an intelligence report, it was gathered that Aminu has concluded plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in Benue state”.
Ayeni said the Nigerian Army is working tirelessly to clamp down on the criminals wreaking havoc in Benue.
“As earlier reinstated, Nigerian Army will ensure enemies of peace in the state are brought to justice. Nigerian Army encourages all law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear,” he said.
The army also urged Nigerians to provide it and other security agencies with timely information that could lead to the arrest of criminals in the society.
Benue has been under attack through armed men suspected to be herdsmen, who had massacred no fewer than 73 persons.