The mastermind of the Benue killings allegedly perpetuated by the Fulani herdsmen in the state, has been arrested by Police. The arrest of the suspect followed the strict orders by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to his Intelligence Response Team (IRT)
The suspect, who was identified as 40-year-old Alhaji Laggi, was arrested at the Tunga Forrest in Nasarawa State. Four other principal suspects were also arrested between February 16 to 19 also in Tunga town, Nasarawa State, in possession of AK47 rifles and other prohibited arms.
The four suspects were arrested in connection to the killing of Sergeant Solomon Dung, other police officers and many innocent citizens in Benue State.
While Laggi was fingered as the mastermind, the other four were identified as Mallam Mumini Abdullahi, 34, Muhammed Adamu, 30 and Ibrahim Sule, 32.
During preliminary interrogations, the suspects confessed to the killings and mentioned their fleeing gang members who are in possession of the police rifles they took from the cops they murdered.
As the Benue killings lingered and became a menace to the people of the state, you would recall that the Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom had advised people of the state to defend themselves against any attack by intruders, especially the Fulani Herdsmen that have been terrorizing the state for quite a long time.
The governor complained that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who should enforce security and safety of the people was playing politics with the unending killings in the state.
So he maintained that every citizen of the state should defend themselves in any lawful way against any unwarranted attack