Police nab, arraign 28 suspects allegedly linked to Benue-herdsmen killings

Police nab, arraign 28 suspects allegedly linked to Benue-herdsmen killings

- The police in Benue has arrested about 28 persons reportedly related to the killing of 10 herdsmen in the state

- Tijani Ahmed, the counsel to the complainants, said that the suspects were arranged on Monday, April 9

- Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in the state remarked that the move by the force was meant to discourage acts of violence and all sorts of crime

The Benue police command has arrested 28 persons allegedly involved in the killing of 10 herdsmen in the state.

The herders were among the passengers attacked by hoodlums on Saturday, April 7, near Yelwata village, along Lafia-Makurdi highway in Guma local government area of the state.

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Tijani Ahmed, counsel to the complainants, confirmed that the suspects were arraigned on Monday, April 9, in an interview with Channels Television at the Magistrate Court Five, Makurdi.

Ahmed urged the police to hasten and conclude investigations on the development and allow immediate determination of the case, which has been adjourned till Tuesday, April 24.

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Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in Benue, said the arraignment was to serve as a warning to any group of persons or hoodlums who would consider crime of any kind in the state.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that criticisms had trailed the inscription on a signpost installed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the grave site of those killed in violent attacks on communities in Benue state between January 1 and 2.

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Source: Naija.ng

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