No fewer than 90 herdsmen have been arrested in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, by the soldiers of the Guards Brigade of the Nigeria Army.
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Guards Brigade, Capt. Bashir Jajira, said that 36 of the suspects were arrested by the troops at a military checkpoint between the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa State. The suspected herdsmen were reportedly on a mission to recover their stolen cows. They intend to re-act on the ban of movement of their cows in some parts of the country most especially the South – South and South – East region where farmlands and farmers has been badly attacked, farms as been lost to cows and Fulani herdsmen has killed hundreds of farmers and anyone who want to question their actions.