A herdsman who identified himself as Ibrahim Adamumale, has reportedly been arrested in Affa, Udi local Government Area of Enugu state for allegedly being in possession of a sophisticated gun suspected to be Ak 47 Riffle with 24 rounds of live ammunitions.
Ibrahim was nabbed 29 August by the combine efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa acting on a tip off. The suspect who is about 20 years claims he hails from Nassarawa state, resides at Hausa quarters 9th mile and a herdsman in charge of some cows at Affa-Udi bush.
It was gathered that before the suspect was nabbed, he had expended about six shots on the air to evade being nabbed but that failed due to the superior effort of the police and members of the public who have gathered information about suspect’s antecedents in relation to bearing of sophisticated weapon within Affa axis and its environs.
Ibrahim is reportedly now helping the police in their investigations in relation to how he came about the riffle.
The state commissioner of police Emmanuel Ojukwu has expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community leading to the arrest of the suspected hoodlum and the recovery of the gun and ammunition pointing out that Enugu state under his watch, will continue to partner relevant stake holders and sister agencies for a safe and secured environment.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, had said said it was not true that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the destruction of lives and property in some parts of the country stressing that Fulanis were peaceful, lovable and honest in their dealings with other tribes.
He therefore urged Nigerians to always assess issues and desist from embarking on controversial matters capable of causing disharmony in the country.