The Nigerian police say they have arrested five suspects involved in the midnight raid on Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 25.
The attack on the Enugu left at least 20 people dead.
Police said in a statement on Wednesday that operatives of the police Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) arrested the suspects based on “credible intelligence”.
The statement signed by spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, said the response team arrested Mohammed Zurai, Ciroma Musa, Sale Adamu, Suleiman Laute and Haruna Laute.
Police said they also recovered one Gionee L88 mobile phone with memory card containing the video recording of the massacre in the community.
The police said the team, on May 6, also arrested a three-man syndicate of bank robbers/kidnappers and recovered arms, ammunition, dynamites and rifle servicing tools from them.
“The gang members, Gogo Daniel Ume, Ikado Michael and Ifeanyi Kalu had been terrorizing Rivers, Imo and Enugu State, respectively,” the statement said.
“Items recovered from them include 3 AK-47 rifles; 1 LAR rifle; 310 rounds of live ammunition; 12 rifle magazines; rifle servicing tools; cache of dynamite explosive; 1 Toyota Highlander Jeep; 1 Toyota Venza jeep; and 1Ford Edge Jeep.
“In continuation of the IRT anti-kidnapping operations in Kaduna State, the team on 20/05/2016 as well arrested Babangida Ibrahim; Idris Abubakar and Idris Mai Anguwa in the State for allegedly involved in kidnapping and robbery, while different calibre of weapons were also recovered from the bandits,” the statement added.
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