Police Arrest 59 Suspects Of Benue Clash
The Benue state police command, have arrested youths from the Hausa and Tiv ethnic groups in Makurdi, in connection with the renewed clashes on Sunday night in the Wadata and Ankpa ward axis of the state.
The police in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Moses Yamu says, their offenses border on inciting public disturbance, mischief and possession of dangerous weapons with the intent to inflict injuries.
The crisis was fueled by alleged refusal by the Hausa community to comply with the public holiday declared by the state governor to honour the state burial for the 73 victims of herdsmen attacks.
The police however vowed not to allow misguided youths to destabilize the state.