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Armed herdsman arrested in Enugu


A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, has been arrested by the Police in Enugu for allegedly being in possession of an AK47 rifle.

The suspect, who claimed to have hailed from Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.

The Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu.

Amaraizu said that the suspect, who revealed that he lives at Hausa quarters in 9th-mile area and had some cows at Affa-Udi bush, was arrested on Sunday.

“The suspect was nabbed by the combine efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa-Udi community acting on a tip off.

“The suspect before he was nabbed had expended about six shots on the air to evade being nabbed.

“Before now, the police and members of the public have gathered information about the suspect’s antecedents in relation to bearing of sophisticated weapon within Affa-Udi axis in Udi council area and its environs,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that the suspect was already helping the police in their investigation to determine how he came about the rifle.

He said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, had expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community that led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The Commissioner has reassured that under his watch, he will continue to partner relevant stakeholders and sister security agencies for a safe, secure and peaceful Enugu State.”

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  • Chukwu

    Let the people of Affa town and other towns (Egede, Ebe, Akpakwume/Nze, Ukehe and Aku) surrounding it brace up for a likely retaliatory attack by the bloodthirsty Fulanis. They would have themselves to blame if they are taken unawares by these hoodlums. I honestly don’t believe they, (the Fulani headsmen) would take these arrests of two of their member lying low.

    • Akin

      very good point, the Police, the towns mentioned and other security agencies to be at red alert

      • Chukwu


  • Mazi JO

    Please, I ask again, Who gave these farmers the right to be brandishing un-registered AK-47s? A dangerous precedent is being set here. Disarm these Nigerians; if they are that irresponsible to stop the killings or the Government should be responsible for their actions. These incidences will not be taking place if they are not so armed. There has been cattle and people all over the Federation before now and little disturbances at that. The automatic weapons seem the effrontery in these behaviors if one is allowed to state.