Army storms Kwara following Benin Republic invasions

Army storms Kwara following Benin Republic invasions

Ezinne Osuagwu

Following reports about the invasion of about 16 villages in Kwara state by Benin Repulic soldiers, (if you missed it read here) fully armed soldiers, yesterday afternoon, visited Okuta in Baruten Local Council of Kwara State to confirm alleged annexation of 16 villages in the area by the neighbouring Benin Republic.

This came on a day that the Kwara State government denied that any of the villages was annexed as the Defence Headquarters raised a panel to investigate the matter and said it would explore diplomatic means to resolve the issue.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the soldiers, who arrived Okuta at about 3pm had a brief meeting with the Emir of Okuta and his traditional chiefs and went to visit the affected areas.

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