A coalition of civil society groups in Benue State has appealed to the Nigerian Army to sustain its fight against criminal elements in the state to ensure that peace returns.
The CSO’s also expressed worry over reports circulating on social media alleging that over 70 persons were killed in the Konshisha Local Government Area of the state by men of the Nigerian Army.
The coalition alleged that the so-called faceless group Shangev-Tiv Assembly (STA) Club House, Gungula, claiming to exist in Konshisha Local Government Area, is nowhere to be found in the LGA or the state.
The Benue State Civil Society for Peace and Good Governance insisted that contrary to claims by the alleged faceless group, the Army had carried out its operation in line with its rules of engagement.
The coalition in a press statement signed by its National Chairman, Dr Elijah Shima and National Secretary, Rev Tergnu Nyamvia described the group, Shangev-Tiv…