- Two armed herdsmen have been arrested in Benue state
- The herdsmen were found with rounds of live ammunition AK rifles in their possession
- The Benue state commissioner of police appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police by volunteering information to secure the state
Two armed herdsmen identified as Usman Saleh and Ibrahim Alhaji have been arrested by the police in Benue state.
Channels TV reports that the herdsmen were arrested during a stop and search operation while they were attempting to escape after operatives discovered rounds of live ammunition AK rifles in their possession.
Legit.ng gathers that the police paraded the suspects along with 25 who were arrested others arrested in connection with kidnapping and robbery by men of the Operation Zenda.
The Benue state commissioner of police, Mohammed Mukadass, listed the exhibits, weapons, ammunition and other items recovered from the suspects.
He appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police by volunteering information to help ensure the security of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Africa's foremost literary writer, Wole Soyinka, condemned the level of insecurity in Nigeria due to the criminal and violent activities of some herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers especially in the northern region of the country.
Soyinka accused the federal government of taking the issue of rising insecurity with leniency, adding that this attitude had caused a lot of damage in the country.
He, therefore, called on the government to face the ugly trend with a holistic and comprehensive approach as a way of putting an end to it.
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