INSPECTOR General of Police, Solomon
Arase, has dispatched forensic experts and
a team of investigators to Ukpabi Nimbo
in Uzouwani council of Enugu state where
scores of people were killed last month when
suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the
Commissioner of Police in the state,
Emmanuel Ojukwu, said during his maiden
press conference that the team has been
mandated to unravel the immediate and
remote causes of the invasion and ensure that
all those involved in one way or the other were
not only fished out, but made to face the law.
He disclosed that the police was committed
to ensuring that all those who were gruesomely
murdered got justice, disclosing that already,
steps have been taken by the police to forestall
a repeat of such dastardly act in the state.
“Our job is to find who killed those innocent
people. Everybody is clamouring for justice
on the matter. As I speak, good investigators
backed with forensics, have been sent to
Nimbo, by the time we are done, you all will
see that a good job has been done as no stone will be left unturned,” he said.
On the Police Corporal, one Chukwu
who was said to have tipped off the
invaders on the security situation in the
community before they struck, the Police
Commissioner said, investigation was
still on, noting that “until he is found
guilty, he is still presumed innocent”.
“His conduct is being x-rayed, we are
conscious of the activities of our officers,
search light has been beamed on him
and once he’s found culpable, he will
certainly go in for it,” he noted.
On whether any of the suspected
herdsmen had been arrested, Ojukwu
said, though a number of arrests had been
made, he would not speak further on the
matter until the team of investigators was
through with their jobs.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association
of Nigeria, CAN, Enugu State Chapter,
has rejected the proposed bill for grazing
reserve in the country, describing it as
a “private business” that should not be
allowed to see the light of the day

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