Troops arrest two Fulani herdsmen in Benue
Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigerian Army, on a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma LGA of Benue State have arrested two Fulani militias.
According a statement made available to The Nation and signed by the Assitant Diector Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade Nigeria Arny makurd,Major Olabisi Ayeni, stated that suspects were planning a dangerous mission.
The troops sighted the militias while on their daily patrol.
According to Major Ayeni 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.
He said 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 of them while others fled in disarray. The herdsmen had since been handed over to the police.