By Augustine Osayande
Troops of Sector 1 Sub-Sector A, deployed at Yelwata while on routine patrol on Monday arrested 10 herdsmen destroying farmland at Tse-Tigir and Tse-Ndugh villages in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State
Confirming the report Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said herdsmen sighted the aggressive troops while in the act of destroying the farmland and fled into the bush but the determine troops pursued and arrest them.
“The effort of the Nigerian Army to fish out criminals and protect farmlands in Benue State and it environ on the ongoing EXERCISE AYEM AKPATUMA is yielding tremendous result as troops of Sector 1 Sub-Sector A, deployed at Yelwata while on routine patrol arrested 10 herdsmen destroying farmland at Tse-Tigir and Tse-Ndugh villages on Monday 26 February 2018.
“While in the act of destroying the farmland the herdsmen sighted the aggressive troops and fled into the Bush. The determine troops pursued and arrest them” Chukwu said.
The Army spokesman further stated that 5 motorcycles, 2 machetes, some assorted charms and the sum of N 120,000:00 were recovered the suspects. He added that the suspect and items were handed over to the Nigerian Police for further necessary action.
Chukwu noted that the Nigerian Army is determined to fish out criminals and recover weapons use in killing innocent citizens. He called on the public to cooperate and support the Army in the ongoing exercise.