The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Guards Brigade, Capt. Bashir Jajira,in a statement announced that 92 Fulani herdsmen were arrested by soldiers of the Guards Brigade of the Nigeria Army.
According to him, 36 of the suspects were arrested at a military checkpoint between the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State, while another 56 were arrested by the soldiers at a military checkpoint at Dantata, along the Abuja Airport Road.
Amongst the arrested herdsmen some were armed. The first set of group told soldiers that they were on a mission to recover their stolen cows.
One pump action gun, 19 cartridge dane guns, 118 cartridge ammo, 28 cutlasses, 3 jack knives, 14 sticks, 7 torch lights, certificate of occupancy, assorted charms and hard drugs was recovered from them.
The Director, disclosed that they would be handed over to the police for prosecution.