Troops engaged and killed 10 suspected herdsmen after attacking Gwamba Village in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria.
The Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Texas Chukwu revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) deployed at Numan LGA had responded to a distress call on Tuesday and supported their colleagues at Gwamba village under attack by the assailants.
Despite swift reaction to rescue the village from destruction, Brigadier General Chukwu noted that the suspects had set the village on fire before the soldiers arrived.
However, the determine troops trailed the assailants and arrested six of them at Garigiji village while trying to escape.
“During the process of the arrest the herdsmen show resistance, which made the alerted troops engage them and killed 10 of them,” the Army spokesman said.
Items recovered from the herdsmen are one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of 7.62mm special, one locally made rifle with 25 cartridges, and one motorcycle among others.
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