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In Enugu Police arrest 5 suspected herdsmen involved in 'Nimbo' massacre

The commissioner described the attack, which was carried out by suspected herdsmen, as a "massacre".

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(Galleria News)
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The Nigeria Police Force has arrested five of the suspects involved in the midnight attack on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 25.

This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja on Wednesday, May 25.

The commissioner described the attack, which was carried out by suspected herdsmen, as a "massacre".

“The Nigeria police force in its renewed determination to rid the society of crimes and all forms of criminality has arrested five of the suspects involved in the midnight raid on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local government area of Enugu state on 25/04/2016,” Kolawole said in a statement.

“Operatives of the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) based on credible technical intelligence swooped on them. The IGP’s IRT, based on the intelligence gathered on the attack, arrested the following suspects viz: Mohammed Zurai, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute and Haruna Laute, and recovered one Gionee L88 mobile phone with memory card containing the video recording of the massacre in the community.”

She also said that on May 6, the police intercepted a 3-man syndicate of deadly bank robbers/kidnappers and recovered arms, ammunition, dynamites and rifle servicing tools from them.

The statement said the gang members had been terrorising Rivers, Imo and Enugu States, respectively.

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According to the statement,  items recovered from them include 3 AK-47 rifles; 1 LAR rifle; 310 rounds of live ammunition; 12 rifle magazines; rifle servicing tools; cache of dynamite explosive; 1 Toyota Highlander Jeep; 1 Toyota Venza jeep; and 1Ford Edge Jeep.

The police assured Nigerians that the Force would remain dynamic and creative in formulating new strategies for fighting crimes and criminality, urging Nigerians to continue to support the Force.

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