Plateau herdsmen attacks: Police apprehends Fulani herdsman with military AK47 rifle, death toll rises to 16


On Sunday, the Plateau State Police Command confirmed the arrest of a herdsman with a military AK47 rifle.

The herdsman identified as Muhammadu Bimini, was apprehended by mobile police officers at Daffo, on March 8.

Bimini’s arrest came following recent attacks on communities in the state from Wednesday, March 7, to Friday, March 9, which left over 16 people dead according to the police.

Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, said that the AK47 recovered from the herdsman has a rifle number HC2614, adding that Bimini has been transferred from Bokkos to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Jos, the state capital.

Tyopev noted that personnel have restored peace in the areas under attack and advised people to remain calm and avoid taking laws into their hands.

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