10 Suspects Nab By Army Over Planned Communal Clash
The Nigerian army has disclosed a communal clash which would have led to a bloodbath today between Biliri and Shongom communities in Gombe state was averted by its Troops of 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support).
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As received by NIGERIA NEWS, the information was disclosed in a press release signed by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations.
According to the information, a total of 10 suspects were also nabbed by the army in connection with the foiled clash.
The troops were able to recover dangerous weapons from some of the suspects arrested. the items recovered include one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, one G3 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, one double barrel gun, locally fabricated guns, 39 cartridges, three Knives, four knock out bangers, one round of 9mm ammunition, bottles of gunpowders, locally fabricated rounds, assorted Charms.
Troops of 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) averted a communal clash over a disputed land between Biliri and Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State following a timely intervention.
It was disclosed in the press released that the army acted swiftly immediately it got a hint about the looming communal clash.
NIGERIA NEWS further gathered that the averted clash was based on a portion of land to which both communities have been claiming ownership of.
In the words of Chukwu, “Troops of 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) averted a communal clash over a disputed land between Biliri and Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State following a timely intervention.”
“Troops immediately mobilised to the troubled spots on getting the information about the impending crisis, 10 suspects believed to be the masterminds of the trouble were arrested by the troops.”
Chukwu further appealed to members of the public to always alert security agencies whenever they have necessary information on any plan by anyone to breach the security or peace of the country.