Police Arrest 2 Fulani Herdsmen Over Attack On Benue Community

By Solomon Ayado

The Benue State police command yesterday arrested two suspected Fulani herdsmen believed to have raped and killed the Tiv farmers during a heinous attack on a community in Benue State on Friday.

The suspected Fulani herdsmen had on Friday at about 3pm launched a renewed attack on Tse Shima, Mbatsoho community of Mballagh council ward in Makurdi LGA, raped and killed some persons in the process.

However, the police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ezeala who disclosed this to newsmen said the arrested suspects are Saleh Audu and Umar Abubakar.

According to Ezeala, the suspected murderers were arrested in the attacked community by the police search party and that others had escaped into the bush.

He insisted that the case is a criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, adding that that the culprits will soon be charged to court, even as investigation into the matter has commenced.

Source: Leadership

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