A fresh attack in Du district of Jos South Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State, home town of state governor Jonah Jang, by suspected gunmen left two people dead in the area.
Although the Special Task Force on Jos crisis code named “Operation Safe Haven” denied knowledge of any dead in the attack, a reliable source said yesterday in Jos that two people lost their lives in the process.
Besides, Special Task Force (STF) also paraded nine suspects for illegal possession of weapons in Du village of Jos South LGA.
STF spokesman, Captain Salaisu Mustapher, while parading the suspects before newsmen at the STF headquarters, said that at about 10:20 pm on Tuesday, men of the STF received a distress call through one of the recently launched emergency telephone numbers to the public about sporadic gunshots heard around Du , Shenba and Bisichi villages in Jos South LGA of the state.
“Our troops combed the area and arrested the nine suspects in four different cars with Plateau State Polytechnic student ID card , Plateau State Universal Basic Education ID card, voters cards and wraps of Indian hemp,” he said.
According to the STF, the vehicles include a Vento with registration number Ah454 BLD Plateau, a Vectra, AA 87MLF Katsina, a Mercedes Benz, EC 210 LND Lagos, and a Honda, AG 718 Plateau.
Also recovered from the suspects is one AK 47 rifle, one FN rifle, one submachine gun (SMG), one locally made revolver, one locally made long revolver with bayonet, a knife and two rounds of .9mm ammunition.
The STF further said its investigation revealed that the suspects acquired the weapons from various sources within the state and exchanged gunfire with some gunmen who came to rustle cows in Du village.
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