- The police have recorded a breakthrough in the investigations into the killing of a United States-based Edo prince
- The Edo police command disclosed where the body of the victim was found
- The identities of those responsible for the killing has not been ascertained
The Edo state police command has disclosed that it has arrested some suspects connected to the kidnapping and killing of Eloniyo Dennis Abuda, a United States-based Edo prince.
Dennis was reportedly abducted on Saturday, January 30, but was later found dead after his family paid N10 million ransom to his abductors.
The police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, told Channels TV that the hoodlums were arrested by operatives of the anti-kidnapping and cybercrimes unit in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters.
He stated that investigations indicated that the victim was shot dead and dumped by abductors along the Benin-Ahor-Lagos bypass.
Nwabuzor also disclosed that following the recovery of the body, the arrested hoodlums have been giving useful information that can help with the investigation.
Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state said the security challenges facing the country should prompt the Buhari-led federal government to permit Nigerians to carry licenced guns to defend themselves.
Ishaku made the statement on Tuesday, February 3, in reaction to the kidnapping and subsequent killing of a local government chairman in the state by gunmen.
According to Channels TV, the governor stated that the insecurity challenges in the country have worsened to the point that Nigerians need to adopt a new method of security.
In another news, Dennis Amachree has described the federal government's silence on insecurity across the country as unpalatable, with the former State Security Service (SSS) boss saying things are going the wrong way.
Amachree, who served as assistant director of the SSS, made this known on Thursday, February 4, when he appeared on Channels TV.
The former state security agent said the country must restructure if there should be a move in the right direction. He similarly suggested that the government must tackle the problem of proliferation of small arms and light weapons.