Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Troops Arrest 4 Cattle Rustlers In Benue

The Nigerian Army yesterday said its troops prevented the breakdown of law and order in Agashe town of Benue state after over 500 youths took to the streets to protest the arrest of four suspected cattle rustlers.

In a statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations said the timely response of troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade yesterday prevented the breakdown of law and order in Agasha town.

He explained that trouble started when troops arrested four youths suspected to be members of a syndicate which rustled 20 cattle.

He added that youths numbering about 500 staged a protest demanding the release of the suspects from the custody of a sister security agency, adding that the situation would have degenerated into clashes but for the response of the army.

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