Plateau Attacks: Police Arrest Five Suspects

…..Recovers AK 47 rifles, Pistol,

Five suspects have been detained in connection with the horrific killings of mostly women and children in the Fungzai and Kubat Villages of the Mangu Local Government of Plateau State by joint security reinforcement.

According to a press statement issued on Wednesday by the Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo in Jos said that exhibits recovered include AK 47 rifle, a revolver pistol, and cartridges.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command CP Bartholomew Onyeka in the wake of attacks in some villages and adjoining areas of Mangu LGA has made more reinforcement from DOPS Plateau Command, MOPOL 8, CTU, NSCDC, and Operation Rainbow all teams led by the very dutiful, tireless and hard-working Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations, DCP Emmanuel Ado, Area Commander PANKSHIN, ACP John Sendere and troops from STF were mobilized to the area, which has now led to the subjugation and retreat of the attackers”

DSP Alfred Alabo disclosed that in the cause of the retreat of the attackers, two Hilux vans belonging to NSCDC were overrun and vandalized by the attackers.

“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.

“Heavy security presence has been deployed to the area to forestall any further breakdown of law and order. So far clam has been restored to the general area of Mangu Local Government, while monitoring continues.

The Police assured the good people of the State that the Command will continue to do everything within its constitutional power to ensure the security of the lives and properties of all the citizens of Plateau State.

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