Police Arrest Herdsman, Recover AK-47

The police have arrested a herder with one AK-47 rifle and 7.62 ammunition in Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, according to Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman for the state police command.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at a farmland in the community following a tip off.

He is currently undergoing interrogation.

Amaraizu said Police Commissioner Mohammed Danmallam has already visited the farmland, the community, and the councillor representing the area, Mr Peter Edeh.

The commissioner commended the community for the timely and useful information which led to the arrest of the suspected herder and the recovery.

He pledged that the command would not relent in partnering with communities in ensuring safety of life and property.

Responding, the Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, Chief Ikechukwu Ubagu, expressed happiness with the prompt response of the police, the arrest and recovery.

Ubagu pointed out that “there is no tension in the area as farmers are still in their various farmlands.”

“The council is assuring the commissioner of its continual partnership with the police,’’ he said.