Police arrest three for murder of cattle dealers’ leader, others

The Bayelsa State Police Command says its operatives have arrested three suspects in connection with Saturday’s murder of a prominent cattle dealer, Alhaji Jibril Abdulkarim, and three of his employees.

Fulani Herdsman
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, said on Monday in Yenagoa that the suspects were being profiled while their telephone communication was also being scrutinised.
Amba said, “We have so far taken three suspects into custody and we are taking their  profile and their communication.
“We are looking at their phone communication. From facts before us, it is an assassination done on a close range and the deceased must have been known to them (the suspects).
“We are equally looking at the leadership issues and election of the Fulani traders. I am hopeful that with the clues we have, we are following the clue and I am hopeful we shall be able to have a breakthrough.”
The Bayelsa State Chairman of the Cattle Breeders Association, Jibril Abdulkarim, and three of his employees were shot dead at his private abattoir in Yenagoa on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Abdulkarim was a member of the Bayelsa Committee for the Management and Control of Ranches as well as the Chairman, CBA, in the state.
Meanwhile, the  Bayelsa government had on Sunday asked the Police and security agencies to fish out the culprits to face the law.
The government had promised to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that those behind the heinous act were arrested and brought to book. (Punch)

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