Troops of Nigerian Army on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in furtherance of their field training exercise on Friday made significant progress in thwarting the activities of criminal elements.
In this regards, troops deployed in Taraba State, while on patrol at Gidan Kiya village, Ibbi Local Government Area, on Friday 23rd February 2018 recovered locally made pistol with one live cartridge from the village.
The troops also acting on a distress call immediately intervened in a violent clash between the hunters and herdsmen in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Similarly, troops on patrol on 22nd February 2018 deployed at Ayilamo village in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State while on patrol at Chegba village arrested a herdsman with a locally made bullet proof vest and a cutlass.
The herdsman has been handed over to the police for further action.
The public especially the residents of the areas where Exercise Ayem Akpatuma is taking place are advised to continue to cooperate with the troops by providing useful information and to report any suspected movement by individual or group to the military or law enforcement agencies in their area.
Colonel Aliyu Yusuf
For: Director Army Public Relations