roops of 177 Guards Battalion have arrested five suspected militias at Ugyi, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Army spokesman Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu said the troops recovered arms during a raid.
Chukwu said a Daihatsu Sport Utility Vehicle; seven motorcycles; six dane guns and locally-made revolver were recovered.
Others are four 9mm rounds of ammunition and cartridge; 26 daggers and a list containing phone numbers, sword, 40 pieces of customised regalia; N1,205; and assorted charms.
Chukwu added that preliminary investigation is on and the suspects will be handed over to the appropriate authorities.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Andoma of Doma, Alhaji Aliyu Ogah, has called for peace among farmers and herdsmen.
Ogah spoke yesterday in Doma during a peace talk with CAN officials.
According to him, peaceful co-existence among communities would boost food production.
He said: “When farmers and herdsmen co-exist peacefully, the situation will enhance food security and socio-economic well being of the people and the economic development of the state.
“Peace is priceless and non-negotiable, that is why I am suing for peace among my people, especially among farmers and herdsmen so that both of them will enjoy the fruits of their labour.
“Peace is also a necessary requirement for the development of any society, hence the need for all of us to see ourselves as our brothers’ keeper in the interest of development.
“More so, no society will develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.”
The monarch, who lamented the crisis in some parts of the state, advised communities against retaliation.
CAN Chairman Rev. Joseph Anzaku said the visit was aimed at partnering the Emirate Council to promote peace in the state.
Anzaku advised communities affected by the mayhem against reprisal attacks, saying all religion preached peace and unity.
He assured the monarch that he will continue to advocate peaceful co-existence among religious groups for sustainable development.
Culled from thenation
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