- The Benue state commissioner of police, Bashir Makama, discloses that his command has recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the house of a suspected kingpin in the state
- Makama says 20 suspects arrested in connection with killings in parts of Benue state will be transferred to Abuja for interrogation
- The commissioner attributes the clashes between herdsmen and farmers to cattle theft by some community members
Twenty suspects have been arrested by the Benue state police command in connection with cattle rustling and the killings in Zaki Biam and other parts of the state.
The Punch, citing Northern City News, reports that the police also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the house of a suspected kingpin, Terwaze Awkaza, popularly known as Gana.
The Benue state commissioner of police, Bashir Makama, who disclosed the arrest of the suspects on Sunday, April 9, said the 20 accused persons had been taken to Abuja for further investigation.
According to Makama, some of the suspects were members of the murderous gang that attacked the Zaki Biam market where many traders were killed and others injured.
NAIJ.com learnt that the commissioner also revealed that his men arrested herdsmen in connection with an attack on a community.
He said they would be arraigned in court on conclusion of investigation.
The police boss blamed the clashes between herdsmen and farmers to cattle theft by some community members, adding that his command recovered eight stolen cows last week.
“The clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers are not usually because the herdsmen grazed their livestock in the farms, but because some people rustled cows belonging to the herdsmen.
“For instance last week, we recovered 10 cows including two dead ones stolen by some people. This is the kind of thing that often leads to clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers," he said.
Meanwhile, the Department State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja.
Vanguard reports that a statement by DSS official Tony Opuiyo said it busted the ISIS-linked Boko Haram members based in Benue state and the Federal Capital Territory.
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