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Police Arrest Herdsman With Live Ammunition In Enugu

Fulani Herdsmen, Enugu
Posted: Aug 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, has been arrested by police in Enugu for allegedly being in possession of an AK47 rifle.

The suspect, who hails from Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.

The Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday in Enugu.

Amaraizu said the suspect, who revealed that he lives at Hausa quarters in 9th-mile area and had some cows at Affa-Udi bush, was arrested on Sunday.

“The suspect was nabbed by the combine efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa-Udi community acting on a tip off,” the police spokesman said.

“The suspect before he was arrested had expended about six shots on the air to evade arrest.

“Before now, the police and members of the public have gathered information about the suspect’s antecedents in relation to bearing of sophisticated weapon within Affa-Udi axis in Udi council area and its environs,’’ Amaraizu said.