The police in Enugu State on Friday evening said it had arrested a 20-year-old man over Thursday’s herdsmen attack in Attakwu community, where a Catholic seminarian was killed.
The suspect was identified as Umaru Isah, from Gusau in Zamfara State.
Spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening.
The statement read, “Enugu State Command of 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, which left one person dead and four others critically injured, has 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 purpose of rearing cattle but has none to rear till now.”
Amaraizu said the police was investigating the incident.
He added, “Meanwhile, investigations have commenced in full scale into his alleged nefarious activities and 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.”