The Police Command in Bayelsa has said it has arrested three suspects linked to December 2 assassination of a prominent cattle dealer, Jibril Abdulkarim and three others.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Asuquo Amba made the disclosure in Yenogoa on Monday.
The arrest came barely 24 hours after the state governor, Sariake Dickson ordered the police to fish out the killers of the Miyetti Allah leader and three others.
But Mr Amba said that the suspects were being profiled while their telephone communication was also being scrutinised.
“We have so far taken three suspects into custody and we are profiling them and their communication.
“We are looking at their phone communications and from facts before us, it is an assassination done on close range and the people must have been known to them.
“We are equally looking at the leadership issues and election of the Fulanis.
“We are following the clues we have and I am hopeful we shall be able to have a breakthrough,” Mr Amba said.
The cattle dealer, it could be recalled, and three of his aides were shot dead at his private abattoir in Yenagoa on Saturday, December 2.
Mr Abdulkarim was a member of the Bayelsa Committee for the Management and Control of Ranches, and Chairman, Cattle Breeders Association, CBA, in the state.
The government pledged to collaborate with the security agencies to ensure that those behind the heinous act were arrested and brought to book.