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Police arrest 20-year-old herdsman with AK47 rifle in Enugu

By The Rainbow

Police in Enugu  on Monday  arrested a 20-year-old herdsman with  of an AK47 rifle barely four days after some herdsmen launched a deadly attack in Attakwu community, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

According to reports, the 20-year-old suspect, identified as Ibrahim Adamumale was nabbed in Affa, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He was said to be  in possession of the sophisticated gun, with 24 rounds of live ammunitions.

The Enugu state police command  spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest  to NAN in an interview, saying the suspect was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.

Amaraizu said Adamumale attempted to evade arrest by firing gunshots.

He said that the suspect resided at Hausa quarters in 9th-mile area of the state.

“The suspect was nabbed by the combined efforts of the police and members of the public from Affa-Udi community,” he said.

“Before he was nabbed, the suspect expended about six shots in the air.

“Before now, the police and members of the public have gathered information about the suspect's antecedents in relation to bearing of sophisticated weapon within Affa-Udi axis in Udi council area and its environs.”

Amaraizu said that the suspect was already helping the police in their investigation.

Different communities in Enugu have come under attacks from herdsmen, raising security concerns.