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Published On: Fri, Feb 9th, 2018

Army arrest suspected herdsmen in Benue

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From Uche Nnorom Makurdi

Two Fulani militias were on Tuesday arrested by troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigerian Army, on a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma LGA of Benue State.
A statement by Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigerian Army Major Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni said their troops sighted a group of militias while on their daily patrol who were planning a dangerous mission.
“The militia who were suspected to be converging possibly for an attack on Governor Ortom’s fish farm and other innocent citizens were about to be approached for questioning when they opened fire on the troops who later engaged them. The violent herdsmen who also fought back was at the same time trying to withdraw. The Special Forces Operators intensified their pursuit and succeeded in arresting two(2) of them while others fled in disarray. The herdsmen had since been handed over to the police,” Ayeni stated.

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