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Police arrest herdsmen involved in Enugu attack


ACP Olabisi Kolawole

ACP Olabisi Kolawole

The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of five persons who allegedly participated in the midnight attack on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 25.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Wednesday in Abuja.

It said that the arrest followed the police’s renewed determination to rid the society of crimes and all forms of criminality.

The statement said the arrest was also based on the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) credible technical intelligence.

“The IGP’s IRT, based on the intelligence gathered on the attack, arrested the suspects and recovered one Gionee L88 mobile phone with memory card containing the video recording of the massacre in the community.

It said the team also on May 6 busted a 3-man syndicate of deadly bank robbers/kidnappers and recovered arms, ammunition, dynamites and rifle servicing tools from them.

The statement said the gang members had been terrorising Rivers, Imo and Enugu States, respectively.

It said items recovered from them include 3 AK-47 rifles; 1 LAR rifle; 310 rounds of live ammunition; 12 rifle magazines; rifle servicing tools; cache of dynamite explosive; 1 Toyota Highlander Jeep; 1 Toyota Venza jeep; and 1Ford Edge Jeep.

The statement said the IRT also in Kaduna State, on May 20 arrested three suspects in the State for alleged kidnapping and robbery.

It said different caliber of weapons were also recovered from the bandits.

The statement attributed the recent break-through to the growing trust and cooperation between the Force and the public.

It assured Nigerians that the Police would remain dynamic and creative in formulating new strategies for fighting crimes and criminality, urging Nigerians to continue to support the Force

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  • iwe paul

    why can’t i believe this story

  • Netanyahu

    This is too true to believe. I guess all this is to bolster buhari’s boring one year in office. Where were these policemen when all the crimes were being committed? All this propaganda will not help a clueless administration that thinks khaki is leather. The Guardian should not join in this “panel beating” of an administration full of lies and deceit. There must be no grazing in the south east. Simple.

    • BigMa

      Sure no grazing in SE and no eating of nama meat in SE too.

  • Deji Fadina


    It would be so nice if these stories were trUe, but THE NIGERIA POLICE???

    Ai DEY SCRATCH HEAD oooooo!

  • AriseNigeria

    We are not going to be deceived or be found unprepared to face our enemy. We want to know first and foremost why the security operatives failed to prevent the slaughter of 100 defenseless citizens, because we know that the plot to kill Igbos has the collaboration of the law enforcement in Enugu. So we want the arrest and prosecution of the commander of 82 division and the police commissioner who supervised the killings in Enugu, five people could not have killed that many people, so we are not deceived.