Nigerian Army troops on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma have continued to consolidate on the gains of the exercise as troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion deployed in Numan recovered large number of weapons at Garigiji village of Adamawa State.
The weapons were recovered through a cordon and search operation on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday 27 February 2018 same Battalion responded to distress call to Garigiji while under attack by herdsmen and arrested 6 of the criminals trying to escape after setting the village ablaze.
To consolidate the success of the Exercise, the determined troops embarked on fighting patrol to the village and conducted thorough cordon and search which led to the recovery of the weapons.
Weapons and items recovered are:4 AK 47 assault rifles, 7 Magazines of AK 47 rifle, 120 rounds of 7.62mm special, 7 cutlasses, 3 Spears and 2 bows and arrow.
The Nigerian Army therefore solicit for law abiding citizens to look out for fleeing herdsmen seeking for refuge in their communities as they are on the run and report promptly to nearest military or security agency.
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu
Director Army Public Relations