The Nigerian Army has arrested a herdsman caught with an AK-47 rifle and ammunition at Adagu village in Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State.
Commanding Officer, 72 Special Forces Battalion, Makurdi, Colonel Suleiman Mohammed, paraded the suspect on Wednesday before the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and a team of senior officers in the state capital.
He said the suspect, who is identified as Idi Gemu from Adudu village of Obi LGA of Nasarawa State, was apprehended as part of the military’s resolve to rid Benue of criminals.
Colonel Mohammed revealed that there was a connection between the sponsors of the suspect and that of the three other herdsmen paraded by the Army in the state last week.
In an interview with reporters, the suspect denied having any link with the other suspects arrested by the military.
He said he had left Adudu village to find his missing sheep in Torkula Adagu village before he ran into another herdsman whom he claimed owns the AK-47 rifle.