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In Abuja Army arrests 92 armed Fulani herdsmen

The suspected herdsmen told the soldiers that they were on a mission to recover their stolen cows.

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The Nigerian Army National Guards Brigade has announced the arrest of 92 armed Fulani herdsmen In Abuja.

Punch reports that the suspected herdsmen told the soldiers that they were on a mission to recover their stolen cows.

According to Capt. Bashir Jajira, the Assistant Director, Army public relations of the Guards Brigade, 36 of them were arrested at a checkpoint between Abuja and Nasarawa State.

Jajira also revealed that the other 56 were arrested at a checkpoint around the Abuja Airport road.

Tha National Guards spokesman said “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.”

Governor Olusegun Mimiko has also called on President Buhari to look into the continuous attacks by Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo has criticised the Department of State Services (DSS) report that accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of killing over 50 suspected Fulanis and burying them in a mass graves in Abia state.

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