Two suspected Fulani herdsmen planning to renew the attack on communities in Guma Local Government Area, Benue State, have been intercepted by the Nigerian Army.
This was according to Major Olabisi Ayeni, the Director, Army Public Relations of 707 Special Force Brigade, who made this known in a statement on Thursday.
Ayeni revealed that troops of the brigade arrested the suspected herdsmen while they were planning to attack a fish farm belonging to Governor Samuel Ortom and some villages in the said local government.
“The militia who were suspected to be converging, possibly for an attack on Governor Ortom’s fish farm and other innocent citizens were about to be approached for questioning when they opened fire on the troops who later engaged them.
“The 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,” the military spokesman said.