Rtd. Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Interior, has urged Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, to fish out and prosecute the culprits of the recent killings in Agatu, Benue.
Dambazau made the appeal in a statement issued on his behalf by his Press Secretary, Mr Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Dambazau decried the incessant attacks on innocent Nigerians in Agatu and other communities in Benue, by unknown gunmen, calling on the Inspector-General of Police to investigate the matter.
“The perpetrators of this dastardly act are unwittingly testing the will and capabilities of government securities,’’ he said.
The minister expressed his condolence to the government and people of Benue State over the incident and pledged government’s resolve to ensure the security of lives and property in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that incessant clashes between suspected herdsmen and communities in Agatu, had led to the killing of innocent Nigerians and destruction of property