Feb 8, 2018 – Fulani Herdsmen Arrested At Governor Samuel Ortom’s Fish Farm After They Opened Fire On Troops
The men of 707 Special Forces Brigade, Nigerian Army, on a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma LGA of Benue State have arrested two Fulani militias.
According to a statement signed by the Assitant Diector Army Public Relations,707 Special Forces Brigade Nigeria Arny makurd,Major Olabisi Ayeni, stated that suspects were planning a dangerous mission.
The troops sighted the militias while on their daily patrol.
According to Major Ayeni the militia were suspected to be converging near Governor Ortom’s fish farm for possible attack. They were about to approach innocent citizens for questioning when they opened fire on sighting the troops who later engaged them.
He said violent herdsmen who also fought back was at the same time trying to withdraw.
The Special Forces Operators intensified their pursuit and succeeded in arresting two of them while others fled in disarray. The herdsmen had since been handed over to the police.