Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested the alleged mastermind of the killing of over 73 people and some policemen in Benue State.
The Inspector General of Police Idris Ibrahim, represented by the DIG in charge of operations, Joshak Habila, made this known to journalist in Markurdi on Tuesday.
It understood that the ringleader, identified as Alhaji Laggi, 40, was arrested along with three others, namely, Mallam Muminini Abdullahi, Muhammed Adamu and Ibrahim Sule in Tunga town in Nasarawa State.
“Four principal suspects were arrested in Tunga town between February 16 and 19, 2018 by the IRT in connection with the killing of Sgt Solomon Dung, other police officers and many innocent citizens in Benue State.
“Alhaji Laggi is the gang leader of the herdsmen group that perpetrated the killings. He and three others have confessed to the killings and mentioned gang members in possession of the police rifles they took from the slain police officers,” a senior police officer said.