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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Troops arrest herdsman with bullet-proof vest in Benue (PHOTOS)



Troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a herdsman with a locally made bullet proof and a cutlass at Chegba village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue.

A statement signed by Col. Aliyu Yusuf on Sunday said the suspect had been handed over to the police.

The statement read: “Troops of Nigerian Army on Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA have continued to make significant progress in the Field Training Exercise.

“It is in this regards that troops deployed in at Taraba State while on patrol at Gidan Kiya village, Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba State, on Friday 23rd February 2018 recovered locally made pistol with one live cartrdge from the village.

“The troops also acting on a distress call immediately intervened in a violent clash between the hunters and herdsmen in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

“Similarly, troops on patrol on 22nd February 2018 deployed at Ayilamo village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State while on patrol at Chegba village arrested a herdsman with a locally made bullet proof vest and a cutlass. The herdsman has been handed over to the police for further action.




“The public especially the residents of the areas where Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA is taking place are advised to continue to cooperate with the troops by providing useful information and to report any suspected movement by individual or group to the military or law enforcement agencies in their area.”

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