roops and Police operatives have confirmed the mass movement of some herdsmen from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the herdsmen were sighted around Tafa in Kagarko local government Area.
The troops trailed the group to an open field at Toba village, Tafa, Niger State, following several distress calls from citizens on movement of armed bandits in the area.
However, following confirmatory checks, it was discovered that they were herders in transit from Dobi in Gwagwalada (FCT) and Gawu-Babangida, Lambata (Niger State).
According to a statement by Kaduna State Commissioner for Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the herders were on transit to their original stations in Jos, Plateau State and Bauchi, Bauchi State.
“A head-count was conducted by the troops, which revealed 53 herders in the traveling party: 9 adult male, 7 young male, and 37 women and children.
“A thorough inspection showed that they had three motorcycles, and no dangerous or incriminating materials were found in their possession,” the statement reads.