The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three suspects linked to the assassination of a prominent cattle dealer, Jibril Abdulkarim, and three of his employees.

Bayelsa State Police Commissioner Asuquo Amba said on Monday that the suspects were being profiled and their telephone records were being examined.

“We have so far taken three suspects into custody and we are profiling them and their phone communications. From the facts before us, it is an assassination done in close range and the people [victims] must have been known to them.

“We are equally looking at the leadership issues and election of the Fulanis, and I am hopeful that with the clues we have, we shall be able to have a breakthrough,” Mr. Amba said.

It would be recalled that the cattle dealer and three of his aides were shot dead at his private abattoir in Yenagoa on Saturday.

Mr. Abdulkarim was a member of the Bayelsa Committee for the Management and Control of Ranches and Chairman of the Cattle Breeders Association (CBA) in the state.

The Bayelsa State government had on Sunday tasked the police and security agencies to fish out the culprits to face the law.

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