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Enugu Massacre: Police Arrest Suspects
The Nigerian Police Force has announced the arrest of five suspected masterminds of the deadly April 25 attack on a community in Enugu State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Police spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, disclosed in a statement that men of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, made the arrest after acting on “credible technical intelligence.”
The police also said a mobile phone was recovered during the arrest containing a video of the attack.
“The IGP’s IRT, based on the intelligence gathered on the attack, arrested the following suspects viz: Mohammed Zurai, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute and Haruna Laute, and recovered one Gionee L88 mobile phone with memory card containing the video recording of the massacre in the community,” the statement read.
Nigerians woke up on April 25 to the news of the sack of Nimbo, a town in Uzo-Uwani in Enugu State, by suspected herdsmen, leading to the death of about 40 people, including women and children.
The public outcry that greeted the massacre forced President Muhammadu Buhari to order security agencies to arrest the culprits and put a stop to further killings by herdsmen.
The police are, however, yet to arrest any suspect in a similar massacre that took place in Agatu communities in Benue State, where about 500 were allegedly killed.