The Defence headquarters says apart from 10 bandits that were killed during fight between the military and militias, no civilian casualty was recorded in konshisha Local government area of Benue state.
This is coming on the heels of a media report of aledged massive killing and destruction of property by the Army following the killing of soldiers in the community
A statement by the Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Nwachukwu Onyeama describes the porpoted story as misleading,stressing most of the villagers fled their homes following the killing of military personnel.
Brigadier General Onyeama notes that, troops only repelled the attacks and destroyed the houses used by the Criminals as hideout for the attacks
The statement added that, the tactics of using buildings as shield is common with bandits, to whip up public sentiment against SECURITY forces as seen in this situation
noting that troops adhered to the rules of engagement in the face of unprovoked attacks and emphasising that there was no massacre in konshisha describing the stories as being fabricated by bandits to smear the military’s image after murdering troops in cold blood.