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Police arrest 2 Fulani herdsmen

13 June 2013, 07:18

Makurdi - The police in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue had arrested two Fulani herdsmen who allegedly attacked Ichama community on Monday night.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gunmen killed one person and stole 43 cows belonging to Bishop Solomon Apochi.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Daniel Ezeala, made the disclosure to newsmen in Makurdi on Wednesday.

Ezeala said that the suspects were apprehended by security agents while attempting to escape to a neighbouring state.

The Chairman, Okpokwu Local Government Area, Mrs Juliana Obeta, also confirmed the arrest of the two men.

Obeta told newsmen that they were apprehended near Enugu State

She said that all the cows stolen by them had been recovered and returned to the bishop and commended the police for their prompt response.

The chairman also commended the youths in the area for assisting the security operatives to search for the fleeing herdsmen.

"The joint efforts of both the security operatives and our youths who braved the odds and went into the bush in search of the attackers helped in apprehending the herdsmen and all the cows they stole," Obeta said.



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