The Oasis Reporters
March 21, 2018
In a statement released by the Nigerian Army, they said they chanced upon six herdsmen who were destroying a farmland in Benue State while on routine patrol and had them arrested.
Scores of people have been killed in Benue in 2018 due to violence between herdsmen and farming communities.
Below is the Army’s full statement :
“Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade have arrested 6 herdsmen, caught in the act of farmland destruction in Kwata, Benue State.
Troops while on patrol in the general area of Kwata Sule on 17 March 18 encountered the herdsmen in the act prompting their arrest.
After initial interrogation, the suspects were handed over to the police for further action.
Similarly, troops on patrol in the general area of Chembe, Tse-Gundu, Tse-Iordye and Shaor settlements sighted two herdsmen on a motorcycle along Kwata Shaor river bank.
Herdsmen abandoned their motorcycle and fled. In search of the general area, one round of 7.62mm special was discovered. Troops continue to dominate the general area with patrols”.