Thursday, 1 March 2018

Report herdsmen seeking refuge in your communities, Army tells Nigerians

The Nigerian Army troops on Excercise Ayem Akpatuma, has continue to consolidate on the gains of the exercise as troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in Numan, Adamawa State yesterday, recovered a large number of weapons at the Garigiji village of the state.

The feat, according to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, late Wednesday, was achieved during a thorough condon and search operation in the say.

It could be recalled that on Tuesday 27 February 2018 same Battalion responded to distress call to Garigiji while under attack by herdsmen and arrested 6 of the criminals trying to escape after setting the village ablaze.

“To consolidate the success of the Excercise, the determine troops embark on fighting patrol to the village and conduct thorough condon and search which led to the recovery of the weapons, “he said.

Weapons and items recovered are, he said, included four AK 47 assault rifles, seven magazines of AK 47 rifle, 120 rounds of 7.62mm special, seven cutlasses, three spears and two bows and arrow.

To this end,” The Nigerian Army therefore, solicit for law abiding citizens to look out for fleeing herdsmen seeking for refuge in their communities as they are on the run and report promptly to nearest military or security agency.”

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