The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of those who carried out the massacre in Nimbo community in Enugu State.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen had on April 25, 2016 stormed Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State killing over 40 persons and injuring many.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, the suspects were arrested by the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.
Kolawole said the arrests were made based on credible intelligence.
She added: “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.”
Kolawole also said the team on May 6, 2016 busted a three-man syndicate of deadly bank robbers/kidnappers and recovered arms, ammunition, dynamites and rifle servicing tools from them.
The gang members – Gogo Daniel Ume, Ikado Michael and Ifeanyi Kalu – had been terrorizing Rivers, Imo and Enugu States respectively.
Items recovered from them included three AK-47 rifles; one LAR rifle; 310 rounds of live ammunition; 12 rifle magazines; rifle servicing tools; cache of dynamite explosive; one Toyota Highlander Jeep; one Toyota Venza jeep; and one Ford Edge Jeep.
The statement equally said in continuation of the IRT anti-kidnapping operations in Kaduna State, the team on May 20, 2016 arrested Babangida Ibrahim, Idris Abubakar and Idris Mai Anguwa in the State for alleged involvement in kidnapping and robbery, while different caliber of weapons were also recovered from the bandits.
The statement added: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM, has observed with satisfaction the high sense of patriotism and professionalism with which the members of the IGP’s IRT have carried out their duties so far. He stated that the IRT relies on vital information made available to the Police by the public and attributed the recent break-through to the growing trust and cooperation between the Force and the public.
“The IGP assured Nigerians that the Police will remain dynamic and creative in formulating new strategies for fighting crimes and criminality and urged Nigerians to continue to support the Force.”
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