The police wednesday said they had arrested those who wreaked havoc on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The attack carried out by suspected herdsmen, led to the deaths of many people and destruction of the community.
According to The Cable, the police spokeswoman, Olabisi Kolawole, who described the incident as a “massacre,” said operatives “swooped on them” after intelligence gathering.
“The Nigeria police force, in its renewed determination to rid the society of crimes and all forms of criminality, has arrested five of the suspects involved in the midnight raid on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 25, 2016,” she said in a statement.
She added that: “Operatives of the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) based on credible technical intelligence swooped on them. The IG’s IRT, based on the intelligence gathered on the attack, arrested the following suspects viz: Mohammed Zurai, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute and Haruna Laute, and recovered one Gionee L88 mobile phone with memory card containing the video recording of the massacre in the community.”
Also, the police said they had arrested an armed-robbery syndicate which operated in the South-east and South-south zones of the country.
“Also, the team on May 6, 2016, busted a three-man syndicate of deadly bank robbers/kidnappers and recovered arms, ammunition, dynamites and rifle servicing tools from them. The gang members, Gogo Daniel Ume, Ikado Michael and Ifeanyi Kalu had been terrorising Rivers, Imo and Enugu States respectively.
“Items recovered from them include three AK-47 rifles, one LAR rifle, 310 rounds of live ammunition,12 rifle magazines; rifle servicing tools, cache of dynamite explosive; one Toyota Highlander Jeep; one Toyota Venza jeep, and one Ford Edge Jeep,” she said.
The statement added that anti-kidnapping operations in Kaduna State had been yielding results.