The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested no fewer than five suspected hoodlums for allegedly masterminding the burning to death of six family members from Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.
Concise News learned that the suspects were also accused of beheading a herdsman in Onunwakpu, Izzi Local Government Area of the state.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Musa Kimo in charge of Zone 6, Calabar disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing the Governor, David Umahi in a courtesy visit, which took place at the Exco-chambers government house Abakaliki.
Kimo noted that the arrest of the five hoodlums who have been terrorizing the Enyibichiri/Enyigba protracted crisis in Ikwo and Abakaliki local government area of the state is a good development in the state.
The AIG said, “some people have been arrested especially in respect of the gruesome murder of the Fulani man in Izzi. Equally some people were arrested; four or five who are mercenaries.
”They are with us, they are at the state CID and they are connected with the general crime that has to do with the conflict.
“I want to believe that investigation is pointing that they are directly or indirectly affected with those killings.”
Kimo noted that the Police will continue to do their best in their professional manner. Also, their intention is to try as much possible to declare criminals persona non-grata.