The Nigerian Army has vowed to apprehend gunmen who have been carrying out indiscriminate killings in Benue State and other parts of the country and their sponsors.
Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John Agim in an interview with newsmen on Thursday also alleged that the fresh rounds of killing in Benue state were being sponsored.
“We will get both the herdsmen and their sponsors.
“We want to say this to the killers and their sponsors that the military is coming for them. We are going to get both the killers and their sponsors very soon.
“The military is continuing with all its operations in the areas. Nigerians will soon see a change of approach in our operations,” he said.
He pointed out that the military has been recovering guns and other weapons from herdsmen and locals in several areas of Benue and Taraba states.
Agim said, “Some of the weapons we recovered were seized from the herdsmen. Others are not from the herdsmen. The Dane guns we seized were not from the herdsmen. The military cannot go into an environment to support any side.
“We seized weapons from everyone who had weapons. Some of the weapons were also obtained during engagements with these criminals.
Gen. Agim said that the military was strategizing on how to go after the herdsmen and their sponsors.