Troops of 101 Special Forces Battalion on Excercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) deployed at Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State swiftly responded to distress call and supported troops at Gwamba village under attack by herdsmen on Tuesday 27 February 2018.
Despite swift reaction to rescue the village from destruction, the notorious herdsmen set the village ablaze before troop’s arrival.
The determine troops trailed the herdsmen and arrested 6 of them at Garigiji village while trying to escape. During the process of the arrest the herdsmen show resistance, which made the alerted troops to engage them and killed 10 of them.
Items recovered from the herdsmen are : one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of 7.62mm special, one locally made rifle with 25 cartridges, one cutlass, looted clothes and one motorcycle,