Fulani herdsmen not behind Zaki Biam massacre – IGP


by Dolapo Adelana

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said Fulani herdsmen did not carry out the massacre in Zaki Biam, Benue.

The IGP said this on Friday while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari of security situations in parts of the country inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Idris said he had deployed police special units to arrest one of the men declared wanted in connection with the case.

“We have deployed Mobile Police Unit on 16th of this month and of recent that incident that happened at Zaki Biam there are allegations on that Gana, one of the wanted man.

“This man has been in the police wanted list and I now decided to deploy some special unit both investigative to go after him and get him by all means.

“Like I said earlier, definitely, we are going to get that man,” he said.

He added, “No I don’t think its Fulani herdsmen. It was an activity of a criminal who is using some of his criminal gangs in the state to harass people. I have assured the governor when I met with him few days ago,” he added.

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