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 under attack by herdsmen on Tuesday 27 February 2018.
Despite swift reaction to rescue the village from destruction, the notorious herdsmen set the villagge ablaze before troops arrival.
The determine troops trailed the herdsmen and arrested 6 of them at Garigiji while trying to escape. During the process of the arrest the herdsmen show resistance, which made the alerted troops to engaged 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.
Meanwhile,Sequel to the on going EXERCISE AYAM AKPATUMA (CAT RACE), troops in conduct of cordon and search operations at KWESATI and TATI villages across Ussa and Takum Local Government Areas of Taraba State have recovered locally made weapons. During the process of the condon and search,the alerted troops recovered 5 weapons and have been back loaded.
The Troops continue to make progress as the exercise proceeds at pace.