Security Operatives Arrest Four Suspects In Connection With January 1 Massacre In Benue
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The Nigeria Police Force, Benue state command is reported to have put behind the bar four suspects who were allegedly responsible for the January 1 gruesome killings in the state.
The suspects were also arrested over the killings of Sgt Solomon Dung and other police officers.
TVC news reports that the Benue command said the arrest was in line with the directives of IGP Ibrahim Idris who had ordered that all Persons involved in the killings in Benue state and those in possession of AK47 Rifles and other prohibited arms should be arrested.
The Eagle Online reports that those arrested were Alhaji Laggi, 40, the mastermind and gang leader of the herdsmen group, Mallam Mumini Abdullahi, 34; Muhammed Adamu, 30; and Ibrahim Sule, 32.
The suspects who were said to have confessed to the killings and mentioned gang members in possession of police rifles they took from the slain officers and others in possession of arms were arrested in Tunga town in Nasarawa state between February 16 and 19, 2018 by the IRT.
Nigeria News had previously reported that Senate summons IGP Idris for failing to arrest the perpetrators of incessant killings in Benue state.