Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the Operation Ayem Akpatuma have arrested seven herdsmen while destroying farmlands along the Gbajimba-Kaseyo-Awe and Uba-Abeda-Ameh roads in Benue State.
According to the army, the troops of Sub-Sectors A and B, deployed in Yelwata and Anyilamo areas, arrested the herdsmen while on a routine patrol and recovered four cutlasses from them.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the arrests of the herdsmen, said the Benue residents must not relent in providing useful information to assist the army and other security agencies.
He said, “The herdsmen were arrested for destroying farmlands and large number of weapons were recovered in different locations. We arrested four herdsmen grazing on farmlands on Wednesday. Similarly, troops apprehended three herdsmen destroying farmlands with their cattle on the Uba-Abeda-Ameh Road on the same Wednesday.