Nigerian Troops Arrest Fulani Herdsmen With Bulletproof Vest, Cutlass

Nigerian Troops Arrest Fulani Herdsmen With Bulletproof Vest, Cutlass

By News Agency of Nigeria on February 26, 2018
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Men of the Nigerian Army on patrol have arrested a herdsman with a locally made bulletproof and cutlass at Chegba village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue.

A statement signed by Colonel  Aliyu Yusuf on Sunday, February 25, 2018, said the suspect has been handed over to the police.

Yusuf also said troops, during the patrol, intervened in a violent clash between hunters and herdsmen in Obi Local Government following a distress call.

In a related development, Yusuf said troops on patrol named Ayem Akpatuma, Cat Race, also seized a locally made pistol with one live cartridge at Gidan Kiya village, Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba.

He called on the residents of the areas where the exercise was taking place to continue to cooperate with the troops by providing useful information and to report any suspicious movement to security agencies.

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