The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has disclosed that four people have been arrested in connection with the killing of 12 soldiers in Bonta community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue.

The governor made the disclosure while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Security Council meeting on Monday.

Ortom listed names of those arrested as Sam Kave (LG vice chairman), Tersoo Mela (councillor), Chief Emmanuel Adegbenda (Kindred Head of Mbator) as well as District Head of Iwuarayam, Chief Unaha Koko of Konshisha LGA.

The four arrested persons have been handed over to the police.

Ortom said that 10 weapons, including one machine gun and eight AK-47 guns, had also been recovered.

The governor also said the council resolved that a delegation which he would personally lead would visit President Muhammadu to condole with him on what happened in Konshisha.

He said, “We have been able to do a lot in the recovery. One AK-47 was recovered by the military while eight others were recovered by the stakeholders through dialogue.”

Recall that the 12 soldiers, including a captain, were killed by local militias while on peace meeting in Bonta community in Konshisha LGA on Easter Monday.

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