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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