He added that four AK-47 rifles, five 7.62mm rounds of ammunition and 28 rounds of 7.62 police special ammunition were recovered from the militia herdsmen.
“Troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion on 16 April 18 on Operation MESA at Yogbo in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state encountered about 20 militia herdsmen at Teguma village while on patrol.
“Four of the militia herdsmen were neutralized during the encounter while others fled following superior gun power.
“Items recovered include four AK-47 rifles, five 7.62mm rounds of ammunition and 28 rounds of 7.62 police special ammunition,” Chukwu said.
The Army spokesman restated the commitment and determination of Nigerian Army to rid the country of criminals and enemies of the state.