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Metro Nigeria: 92 Armed Herdsmen on 'Recovery Mission' Arrested at Military Checkpoint in Abuja


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About 92 armed herdsmen have been arrested by soldiers at military checkpoints in Abuja.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Guards Brigade, Capt. Bashir Jajira, said that 36 of the suspects were arrested on their way to Nasarawa State.

The suspected herdsmen were said to have told the soldiers that they were on a mission to recover their stolen cows.

He said that 56 others who were also armed were arrested by the soldiers at a military checkpoint at Dantata, along the Abuja Airport Road.

He said that 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.’

He added that the herdsmen would be handed over to the police for prosecution.


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