Guards Brigade Arrest 92 Armed Herdsmen In Abuja


BEVERLY HILLS, April 19, (THEWILL) – Soldiers of the Guards Brigade of the Nigeria Army have arrested a total of 92 herdsmen in Abuja, some of who told the soldiers that they were on a mission to recover their stolen cows.

The Assistant Director of Army Public Relations of the Brigade, Capt. Bashir Jajira explained that 36 of the suspects were arrested by the troops at a military checkpoint between the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and Nasarawa State, adding that 56 others, also armed, were apprehended at a military checkpoint at Dantata, along the Abuja Airport Road.

According to him, the troops recovered “one pump action gun, 19 cartridge dane guns, 118 cartridge ammo, 28 cutlasses, 3 jack knives, 14 sticks, 7 torch lights, certificate of occupancy, assorted charms and hard drugs.”

Jajira continued that, “A group of 36 herdsmen in Diana Truck and Toyota Camry car with registration number Abu Kuje 994 FX and Niger SUL 541 XA were intercepted and arrested at 177 Guards Battalion location by Keffi checkpoint.

“During the interrogation by troops at the checkpoint, they claimed to be going to Nasarawa Local Government in Nasarawa State.”

He however disclosed that the arrested herdsmen would be handed over to the police for prosecution.