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Following the crisis that rocked Bokkos Local Government area of Plateau state, Fulani community leaders from Bokkos, Mangu, Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government have been arrested and moved to Abuja for further interrogations.
It will be recalled that governor Simon Lalong had ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede to arrest the Fulani and community leaders of the affected communities following the killings and destruction of properties around Kwatas and nearby communities of Bokkos local government area.
According to Reports the Fulaani leaders were asked to make individual statement on arrival at the force headquarters in Abuja. While some of them were released after penning down their statements, the rest were kept in police custody.
Report also had it that at about 4:00am on Thursday, the Ardos from Riyam, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu as well as the chairmen of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nigeria and some community and youth leaders were bundled into vehicles and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department, CID, at the Police headquarters in Abuja.
Confirming the development, Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Gabriel said For every Ardo that was moved to Abuja, an equivalent of the community leader from that area was equally picked and taken to Abuja”