Mr Solomon Arase, the Inspector-General of Police, said all suspected Fulani herdsmen involved in the attack on Ukpabi Nimbo community of Uzo-Uwani in Enugu State on Monday, would be arrested and prosecuted.
Arase gave the assurance on Wednesday in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state when he visited the community.
“Nobody has the right to take life of another person and go scot-free, police will make sure that all those involved are arrested and prosecuted.
“If our men have not been proactive, may be the damage may have been more devastating.”
He said that the police would increase its presence in the community and in the local government area. “On behalf of the police command in the country, I commiserate with families of those who lost their beloved ones and sympathise with the injured.
“The police will continue to protect lives and property of the people; the death of one person diminishes humanity. “Am here for on the spot assessment of the situation so as to find lasting solution to the problem,’’ he said.
He commended the senator representing Enugu-North Senatorial District, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi and local government chairman of Uzo-Uwani, Mr Cornel Onwubuya, for updating him on the situation in Nimbo since the attack on Monday.
The police boss also commended youths in the area for assisting the police in fighting crime.