Police arrested ringleader of Benue killings.The ringleader identified as Alhaji Laggi has been arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team. A 40 years old Alhaji Lagging was yesterday picked up alongside with three others, namely, Mallam Muminini Abdullahi, Muhammed Adamu and Ibrahim Sule.
Alhaji Lagging is suspected to be the leader of the gang that mastermind the killing of over 80 people in Venue state.
Police arrested ringleader of Benue killings
The senior police officer disclosed this to Punch correspondent that the alleged killers were arrested at Tunga town, Nasarawa State.
He said, “Four principal suspects were arrested in Tunga town between February 16 and 19, 2018 by the IRT in connection with the killing of Sgt Solomon Dung, other police officers and many innocent citizens in Benue State
“Alhaji Laggi is the gang leader of the herdsmen group that perpetrated the killings. He and three others have confessed to the killings and mentioned gang members in possession of the police rifles they took from the slain police officers.”
Our correspondent learnt that the IG, Idris Ibrahim, who was represented by the DIG in charge of operations, Joshak Habila, addressed the press on the arrest in Markurdi on Tuesday.