The troops of 72 Special Force, Brigade, Nigeria Army, Makurdi, have intercepted 73 young men heading to Imo state from Nassarawa State.
The intercepted boys were being transported inside 5 trucks with 47 motorcycles when soldiers stopped them at Agan Toll Gate within the Benue capital.
According to the source, their vehicles contained sacks of beverages loaded from Plateau State for delivery at a Portharcourt based company.
The Benue Deputy, Benson Abounu visited the Army Barracks on Tuesday. He commended the military personnel for their vigilance and conduct.
Abounu said contrary to speculations and fear of attack,’’ no arms were found after a thorough search conducted by the soldiers’’.
Abounu advised the Army to thoroughly profile the young men to ascertain the actual mission of the trip and possibly fish out those who provide questionable responses.
Lt. Colonel AD Alhassan, commander of the 72 Special Forces Brigade disclosed that his men acted on intelligence. He confirmed that no weapons were found after the search conducted on the passengers, trucks and motorcycles.