24 persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram operating as Fulani Herdsmen have been reportedly arrested in Edo State
The arrest of the suspects was announced by Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh, the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, in Edo state
The monarch stated that he was informed of the arrest of the insurgents by the commandant of the Nigeria Army School of Engineering, NICOHO, near Auchi.
Speaking to newsmen at his palace, he said; “Shortly before you came, I had audience with the commandant.
“He informed me about what they are doing and the arrest of some 24 suspected members of Boko Haram operating under the guise of Fulani herdsmen in the community,’’
He further said; “we have asked farmers, especially the women, to stop going to the farms for now”.
“We gave them some grants to enable them to engage in petty trading in the mean time, to avoid the incessant attacks on them.
“The traditional council is collaborating with the army, security agencies, and some vigilance groups, and we have recently incorporated the hunters to help to evolve lasting solutions to the problem,’’