Troops arrest 92 armed herdsmen


Yesterday, the Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army paraded 36 armed herdsmen who were intercepted along the Abuja-Keffi road on Sunday. Another group of 56 herdsmen were arrested at the Dantata check point between Kuje and the Abuja airport.

The 36 herdsmen were arrested in a Diana Truck and a Toyota Camry Salon car. One pump action gun, 19 cartridges of dane guns, 118 cartridges of ammo, 28 cutlasses, three jack-knives, 14 sticks, seven torches, assorted charms and hard drugs, were found on them.

The other group of 56 herdsmen had 26 cartridge dane guns and 49 cutlasses and knives, on them. They claimed to be on the lookout for cattle rustlers who stole their cows.

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