Militia Herdsmen Arrested With AK 47 Rifles, Ammunition


The Nigerian Army has recovered four AK 47 rifles and series of ammunition from 20 militia herdsmen arrested at Teguma village, said a statement.

Brig-General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, added “five 7.62mm rounds of ammunition and 28 rounds of 7.62 police special ammunition” were equally found with the suspects.

“Troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion on 16 April at Yogbo in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state encountered about 20 militia herdsmen, four of the militia herdsmen were neutralized during the encounter while others fled following superior gun power”, said the statement.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to restate its commitment and determination to rid the country of criminals and enemies of state.”

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