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Enugu police nab herdsman with AK47

By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- A gun-trotting Fulani Herdsman has been arrested by Enugu state police command.

Fulani herdsman with gun

The command’s public relations officer, DSP Ebere Amaraizu made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday.

Amaraizu said the arrest followed prompt response to a distress call and intelligence information “which led to the arrest of a suspected herder and the recovery of one Ak47 riffle with 7.62 ammunition.”

He further disclosed that the arrest was made at a farmland located at Isigwe-Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu state.

“The suspected herder is now helping the police operatives in their full scale investigations.

“Following the arrest and recovery, the commissioner of police Enugu state command Danmallam Mohammed visited the farmland and the community in company of his officers and notable indigene of the area, Comrade Fidelis Edeh together with a local government councillor in the area Peter Edeh,” Amaraizu said.

He said the commissioner of police commended the effort of the community with their timely and useful information which led to the arrest of the herder and the recovery.

The police stated that the command must continue to partner with communities under community safety partnership of the community policing to ensure that the communities continue to remain safe and secured.


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