Barely a week after the clash between Fulani herdsmen and the Agatu ethnic group in Nasarawa State, the police stormed the camp of alleged mercenaries and arrested two.
According to a press statement by the state police public relations officer, ASP Michal Ada, the arrest was made in a forest near Sabon Kwara village in Jenkwe Development Area after a tip-off. The operation was led by the DPO Agyaragu, SP Lasaka Habila.
The statement said the mercenaries, numbering about 200, took to their heels when the policemen arrived. One Sule Sale and Likita Ja’afaru were arrested while one AK-47 rifle and 60 rounds of life ammunitions were recovered.
Meanwhile, the state government has vowed to deal with any person or persons that may be involved in the killing and destruction of properties in the state under tribal or religious differences.