The Police in Enugu State on Friday, confirmed the arrest of one the suspected masterminds of an attack on Attakwu community.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen had carried out an early morning invasion in the Enugu West community on Thursday August 25; leading to the death of a Catholic seminarian, Mr. Lawrence Nwafor.
Four others, including a pregnant woman, whose intestines were ripped off are still battling for their lives after the gruesome attack.
In a statement issued by the Enugu State Police command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, he said one of the suspects had been arrested.
“The Nigeria police force in its resolve towards unmasking those behind the dastardly act perpetrated at Ndiagu Attakwu community of Akegbeugwu in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu state in the early hours of 25/8/16, which left one person dead and four others critically injured, have nabbed a suspect identified as one Umaru Isah from Gusau Zamfara State over his alleged involvement in the incident.
“His arrest came through intelligence information gathered. The said suspect, who claimed that he is 20 years old, revealed that he came in from Gusau Zamfara State to Enugu recently for the purposes of rearing cattle, but has none to rear till now.
“Investigations have commenced in full scale into his nefarious activities with a view to unmasking his gang members so that they can be brought to book.
“The state commissioner of police Emmanuel Ojukwu has vowed to unmask all those involved in the dastardly act and bring them to book.”