Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Photo: Leader Of Gang Behind Police Station Attack That Left 3 Officers Dead Arrested

A 24-year-old man, Gabriel Ocheme, also known as Embassy, who allegedly led the bloody attack on the Igumale Police Station in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, resulting in the death of three police officers, has been arrested. Also arrested alongside the wanted kingpin was another member of the gang, 25-year-old Okwori Oko.

Embassy The gang had, last month, invaded the said police station, killed police officers and carted away fire arms. Parading the suspects alongside four others, who were arrested for various crimes in the state, Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama, who briefed reporters in Makurdi on his first hundred days in office, said the police were on the trail of other members of the gang.

Makama said: “We are trailing other members of the gang and also making concerted efforts to recover the arms the gang carted away from the Igumale Police Station. “We discovered that the gang is made up of young men who are sometimes hired as mercenaries to prosecute inter-communal crisis in the state.

 “They are also known for masterminding several highway robberies in the Benue south area of the state, including the attacks on police patrol and stop-and-search teams in the area.” Recovered within said period were about 80 assorted calibres of fire arms and over 700 rounds of live ammunition.

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