An 20-year-old Fulani herdsman with AK47 in his possession was on Monday arrested in Affa, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. His name was given as Ibrahim Adamumale.
This comes about four days after some killer-herdsmen launched deadly attack in Attakwu community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The police spokesman in Enugu State, SP Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the arrest and said “the suspect claimed that he is from Nassarawa State but lives at Hausa quarters, 9th mile, and that he is a herdsman, with some cows.”
He added: “The suspect was nabbed on 29/8/16 by the combined efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa, acting on a tip off.
“The suspect, before he was nabbed, had expended about six shots on the air to evade arrest, but he failed to the superior effort of the police and members of the public, who have gathered information about his antecedents in relation to bearing sophisticated weapon, within Affa axis and its environs.
“The suspect is now helping the police in their investigations in relation to how he came about the riffle.
“The state commissioner of police, Emmanuel Ojukwu has expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community leading to the arrest of the suspected hoodlum and the recovery of the gun and ammunition.
“He assures that Enugu State under his watch will continue to partner relevant stakeholders and sister agencies for a safe and secured environment.”