Commandant, 72 Battalion in Markurdi, Lt Colonel Sulieman Mohammed, on Saturday paraded the three herdsmen troops captured in Benue State on Thursday.
The militiamen were interdicted while planning another attack in Guma Local government Area in the State.
In a shootout led to the arrest, one of the soldiers claimed he shot at one of the herdsmen no fewer than 30 bullets from his MG.
According to him, 24 years old Abubakar Umaru bearing an AK-47, bounced off the bullet, only wounded when he turned round to engage the soldier.
“You only see them small, they are deadly ” said the soldier.
“The one with injury did not blink an eye when the soldier was firing at him. In fact, 30 bullets were pumped on him until he turned and faced the soldiers before bullet could hit his first arm”
The only two captured are Yusuf Yaro and Adam Likita.