The Nigerian army seems to have taken the bull by the horn in curbing the herdsmen menace.

Barely three days after arresting 10 herdsmen burning farmland, the army has nabbed seven others in Benue destroying farmland.

10 herdsmen were nabbed on Monday while destroying farmland at Tse-Tigir and Tse-Ndugh villages of Benue state.

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The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement on Thursday that troops arrested four of the suspects at Gbajimba-Kaseyo-Awe and picked three along Buruku-Uba-Abeda-Ameh and Fadama Kuturu on Wednesday.

Chukwu said that a large number of weapons were recovered from the arrested herdsmen.

The army also announced the killing of 10 herdsmen in Adamawa state on February 28, 2018, with six others arrested.

The army launched "Exercise Ayem Akpatuma – Cat Race" on Feb. 15, to address recurring herdsmen/farmers clashes and other forms of criminality in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Niger and Kogi states.

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