One of the purveyors of violence in the restive middlebelt region has been apprehended and paraded by security operatives.
According to reports, the 40-year-old leader of the killer herdsmen said to be responsible for the attacks in Benue has been arrested.
Alhaji Laggi who is said to be the mastermind of the Fulani herdsmen responsible for the attacks in Benue State – was apprehended following strict orders by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to his Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The suspect was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by ACP Abba Kyari at the Tunga Forrest in Nasarawa State.
Aside Laggi, the police authorities said four other principal suspects were arrested between February 16 to 19 also in Tunga town, Nasarawa State, in possession of AK47 rifles and other prohibited arms.
The four suspects were arrested in connection to the killing of Sergeant Solomon Dung, other police officers and many innocent citizens in Benue State.
While Laggi was said to be the mastermind, the other four were identified as Mallam Mumini Abdullahi, 34, Muhammed Adamu, 30 and Ibrahim Sule, 32.
During preliminary interrogations, the suspects confessed to the killings and mentioned their fleeing gang members who are in possession of the police rifles they took from the cops they murdered.
Already the police said serious follow up is in progress in Benue, Taraba and Benue States.
Source – TORI