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Police Arrest 5 Suspects for Killing Fulani Herdsman, Six Others

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Ebonyi state, southeast Nigeria has apprehended five suspected hoodlums for allegedly beheading a herdsman, and masterminding the burning to death of six family members from Ikwo council Area of the state.

According to the force, the suspects beheaded the herdsman at Onunwakpu, in Izzi local Government Area of the State.

This was disclosed to newsmen by the Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG, Musa Kimo, in charge of Zone 6, Calabar, cross River state, during a courtesy visit to governor Dave Nweze Umahi, in Abakaliki, the state capital.

He said the arrest of the five war mercenaries who have been terrorizing the people of Enyibichiri/Enyigba protracted crisis in Ikwo and Abakaliki local government area of the state is a good development for the state.

According to the AIG, “some people have been arrested especially in respect of the gruesome murder of the Fulani man in Izzi. Equally some people were arrested; four or five who are mercenaries.

“They are with us, they are at the state CID and they are connected with the general crime that has to do with conflict, I want to believe that investigation is pointing that they are directly or indirectly affected with those killings.

Kimo added that “We will continue to do our best in our professional manner. Our intension is to try as much possible to declare criminal persona non-grata in the zone.”

 

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