Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Police arrest Fulani herdsmen behind recent killings in Benue State

The Benue State Police Command
has arrested eight Fulani herdsmen
suspected to be culpable in the
recent attacks in Logo Local
Government Area of the state, in
which eight lives were lost. The
suspects are:
i. Saidu Umar 33yrs
ii. Bala Saleh 28yrs
iii. Ibrahim Kologi 23yrs
iv. Alhaji Shuaibu 25yrs
v. Muhammad Bello 25yrs
vi. Alhaji Muhammad 30yrs
vii. Adamu Lalo 29yrs
viii. Umaru Alhaji 23yrs
A statement signed by the
Command's spokesperson, ASC
Moses Joel Yamu said they received
reports of attack on Akaa village in
Logo LGA of the State by suspected
herdsmen on May 07, 2017 at about
1615hrs. On receipt of the report,
the Divisional Police Officer, led
patrol teams to the area and found
three corpses identified as ; Onguga
Use 70yrs, Tersoo Ihom 35yrs and
Iorlumun Ityokaa 62yrs killed by the
suspected herdsmen who were said
to have passed through the village.
The patrol teams while on the trail
of the assailants, recovered five (5)
more yet to be identified corpses in
another village, bringing the
casualty figure to eight (8) deaths.
Corpses​ have been deposited in the
morgue at General Hospital ,Ugba.
The Commissioner of Police, CP.
Bashir Makama Psc had ordered
the Gboko Area Commander to
relocate to Logo, to ensure the
culprits are brought to book and
normalcy restored to the area.
The suspects would be arraigned in
court as soon as investigation is
concluded.

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