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Herders-Farmers conflict: Troops neutralise bandits, recover arms

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•Two soldiers injured, receiving treatment

Jude Johnson

The Nigerian troops deployed in Exercise Ayem Akpatuma against herders-farmers conflict while on patrol along Dogon Dawa _ Damari road in Kaduna State killed two suspected criminals and recovered two AK 47 rifles.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Monday listed other items recovered include three magazines and 88 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

Chukwu also said the troops deployed along Rigasa _ Airport road on April 2, 2018 ran into an ambushed by suspected bandits.

Some of the recovered items:

He said “two soldiers were wounded in the encounter and are presently receiving treatment”.

According to him, troops successfully repelled an attack by another suspected bandits in Buruku, Benue State.

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