By Emmanuel Nduka
Gallant troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue State, have intercepted 73 men heading to Imo state from Nasarawa, possibly to unleash mayhem.
According to The PUNCH, the men were making their way to the south-eastern state with 47 motorcycles when they were stopped by the soldiers.
Meanwhile, Imo state has been witnessing attacks by gunmen, with lives and properties lost to these attacks.
Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma had argued that most of the gunmen attacking the state are not of Igbo extraction.
Confirming the interception, Benson Abounu, deputy governor of Benue state, said no arms were found on the men, but asked what the men were going to do in Imo which is facing security challenges.
While visiting the troops on Tuesday, Abounu said a “detailed profiling” of the men should be carried out because their answers “are not adding up”.
Earlier, A. D. Alhassan, commander of the 72 Special Forces Brigade, said he and his officers acted based on a security report.
Alhassan said the men were eventually arrested at night when they got into Makurdi, the Benue state capital.