Following last week's killing of a seminarian and other people in Nkanu, the Enugu State Police Command has arrested a Fulani herdsman, one 20-year-old Ibrahim Adam, with a fully loaded AK47 machine gun.
The young man was nabbed when locals reported his actions to police. On apprehension, Adamu who claims to hail from Nasarawa State, released shots in the air to evade arrest by the police. He was given a serious beating by locals and overpowered by policemen who bundled him to a police station in 9th Mile, Udi LGA.
Confirming the arrest Enugu State Police PRO Ebere Amaraizu said:
"The suspect was nabbed on 29/8/16 by the combined efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa, acting on a tip off.
"The suspect, before he was nabbed, had expended about six shots on the air to evade arrest, but he failed to the superior effort of the police and members of the public, who have gathered information about his antecedents in relation to bearing sophisticated weapon, within Affa axis and its environs.
"The suspect is now helping the police in their investigations in relation to how he came about the riffle.
"The state commissioner of police, Emmanuel Ojukwu has expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community leading to the arrest of the suspected hoodlum and the recovery of the gun and ammunition.
"He assures that Enugu State under his watch will continue to partner relevant stakeholders and sister agencies for a safe and secured environment."