The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), has given marching orders to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, to fish out and prosecute the culprits of the recent killings in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
Dambazau made gave the order in a statement issued on his behalf by his Press Secretary, Mr Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
The minister decried the incessant attacks on innocent Nigerians in Agatu and other communities in Benue, by unknown gunmen, calling on Mr. Arase to investigate the matter.
“The perpetrators of this dastardly act are unwittingly testing the will and capabilities of government securities”, he said.
Mr. Dambazau also 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.