Plateau Crisis: Police Arrest 5 Suspects, Recover Arms

Plateau Police Command, Wednesday says five suspects  have been arrested in connection to  the resurfaced crisis  in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the command’s spokesperson, Alfred Alabo, AK 47 rifle, a revolver pistol and cartridges. However, the casualty figures have not been given by the police, but WikkiTimes earlier reported that over 30 locals were killed.

Alabo said the arrested suspects are in the custody of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a joint security unit of soldiers and police personnel.

The police said: “In the course of the struggle with the attackers, one Cpl. Abdullahi Umar 07NA attached to sector 8 STF sustained bullet injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the STF headquarters, Jos. Two Hilux vans belonging to NSCDC were overran and vandalized by the attackers.

“Heavy security presence has been deployed to the area to forestall any further breakdown of law and order, the statement read.

“So far calm has been restored to the general area of Mangu Local Government, while monitoring continues.

“The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew N. Onyeka, assures the good people of Plateau State that the Command under his watch will continue do everything within it’s constitutional power to ensure the security of lives and properties of all the citizens of Plateau State. Further developments concerning the incident will be communicated in due course.”

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