About 92 heavily armed fulani herdsmen trying to enter abuja, the nation’s capital have been apprehended by guardsmen attached to the guards brigade units located at Keffi and Gwagwalada commands.
The herdsmen who were armed with riffles, machetes and various charms claimed they were after rustlers who had stolen their cattle.
According to Capt. Bashir Jajira, the Assistant Director, Army public relations of the Guards Brigade, 36 of them were arrested at a checkpoint between Abuja and Nasarawa State.
Jajira also revealed that the other 56 were arrested at a checkpoint around the Abuja Airport road.
Tha National Guards spokesman said “A group of 36 herdsmen in Diana Truck and Toyota Camry car with registration number Abu Kuje 994 FX and Niger SUL 541 XA were intercepted and arrested at 177 Guards Battalion location by Keffi checkpoint.
“During the interrogation by troops at the checkpoint, they claimed to be going to Nasarawa Local Government in Nasarawa State.”