Posted by News Express | 29 April 2018 | 1,440 times
The Nigerian Army on Saturday paraded three militia herdsmen that were in one of their camps located close to Tormatar village in Benue State.
The Commanding Officer of the 72 Special Forces, Makurdi, Col. Suleiman Mohammed, paraded the suspects before reporters.
He alleged that the suspects were apprehended by troops in Guma Local Government Area of the state on April 26.
He identified the militias as Abubakar Umaru, Adamu Likita, and Yusufa Alhaja.
According to him, they confessed to being indigenes of Awe LGA of Nasarawa State.
He alleged that the militia opened fire on the soldiers during the attempt to arrest them.
Items recovered from the suspects include two AK 47 rifles, live ammunition, cutlass and assorted charms.
Mohammed further confirmed the arrest of one Aliyu Tashaku by the military for his alleged involvement in the attacks on Benue communities.
He disclosed that the military was conducting an investigation into Tashaku’s arrest after he was picked up by troops in the state capital. (NAN)
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