Four Fulani herdsmen have been arrested on suspicion of gruesome murder of scores of people in Guma and Logo council areas of Benue in the ill-famed New year attack in Benue State as another is in police net for killing a police in the state.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, DIG Joshak Habillah, made this disclosure on behalf of the IGP.
Habillah said the mastermind was arrested after deploying the most advanced technology and trailing him for more than three weeks.
The suspect, who was identified as 40-year-old Alhaji Laggi, was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the Tunga Forrest in Nasarawa State.
Aside Laggi, the police authorities said four other principal suspects were 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.