The arrest of 4 suspected Fulani herdsmen has been confirmed by the Enugu State Police Command over the kidnapping of a Catholic priest, Rev Fr Lazarus Ekwueme of the Diocese of Nsukka.
The priest was kidnapped alongside Enugu-Nzukka Street on March 11, 2019 by a seven man gang.
Confirming the arrest in Wednesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, stated: “The command didn’t sit again and chill out; we instantly put every part obtainable in movement to trace down the suspects and this yielded outcomes as 4 individuals have been arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“The objects recovered from them included one AK-47 rifle, one submachine gun, one pump-action rifle and one beretta pistol.”
Based on the Balarebe, the suspects have been already serving to the police of their investigation, including that very important info that might help the monitoring down of the killers the Parish Priest of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Obinagu, Ezeagu Native Authorities Space of Enugu State, Rev Fr Clement Ugwu, who was kidnapped on March 13, 2019 and his corpse was present in a bush one week after, have been acquired.