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Troops Arrest 92 armed Herdsmen in Abuja



Fulani-herdsmen-Soldiers of the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army have on Monday, arrested 92 armed Fulani Herdsmen in Abuja.

Confirming the report, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Guards Brigade, Captain Bashir Jajira said that 36 of the herdsmen were arrested at a checkpoint between the Federal Capital territory and Nasarawa state. He also said that the other 56 were arrested at a military checkpoint in Dantata, along Abuja Airport road.

“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 said

Jajira also said that the Herdsmen were in possession of “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 also said that the herdsmen will be handed over to the police for prosecution.

This is coming after President Buhari ordered the deployment of troops to all parts of the country currently witnessing bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

Source: Punch


  1. Jossy

    April 19, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks to Wizkid one sided story on LIB that made me discover BN. Linda will never carry news like this. She has been totally bought over by PDP

    Good work on swift action by our soldiers

    • hezekina pollutina

      April 20, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Apc, pdp, same nonsense. Forget about party politics. They dont give a darn about u, nonsense!

  2. Kaka

    April 20, 2016 at 4:13 am

    And some how we are meant to believe they will be prosecuted. The Fulani men that carried out the dastardly act in aguta are still rooming around the town. What has Buhari done?

    • sultana

      April 20, 2016 at 9:59 am

      True! which is key. why “arrest” them in public when we all know they would be released in private. This is rubbish! Have they arrested any of the Agatu herdsmen that actually committed crimes? these ones were just arrested for show to think they are doing something when in fact…. rubbish!

    • hezekina pollutina

      April 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

      abi? abuja is not a fulani herdsman killing machine hotspot. dumbos! who nigerian police epp sef?

  3. Temi

    April 20, 2016 at 4:15 am

    @jossy pls get your facts right before spewing rubbish here

    • Jossy

      April 20, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Oga quickly open up LIB if she carried this news. Any news that makes it look like this govt is doing anything is not attractive to her. She has shown this trend on many occasions. On this particular case, she was very loud that govt isn’t doing anything as per the Fulani iss, now that there are steps, what should she have done? I know you really want her give away but don’t be blinded because of the 10k boss.

    • kikiki

      April 20, 2016 at 8:49 am

      shut up jossy

  4. shomowale

    April 20, 2016 at 7:32 am

    It Go Better!

    • hezekina pollutina

      April 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

      e no go betta if we just dey here dey look like mumu…

  5. Tina

    April 20, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I thought they are supposed to be looking after cattle, which one be all these weapons?

  6. Ada Ada

    April 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

    This is the last we’ll hear of the matter. Handed over to the police for prosecution indeed!

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