12 ar­rested over arms pos­ses­sion in Taraba

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

The Taraba State Po­lice Com­mand yes­ter­day pa­raded 12 sus­pects ar­rested at Wukari and Ibi Lo­cal Govern­ment Ar­eas of the state with fire arms, lo­cally made IED launch­ers and other ex­hibits.

Brief­ing news­men on the ar­rest, the state’s spokesman, ASP Joseph Kwa­jji, said on March 28, the po­lice in Wukari ar­rested two sus­pects, Ri­manstama Ah­madu and Dan­ladi Ah­madu, with a lo­cally made IED launcher.

He said the po­lice­men on pa­trol sighted them with the ex­hibit while they were rid­ing on a mo­tor­cy­cle, adding that the sus­pects claimed the ex­hibit was kept in their shop by an un­known per­son.

Kwaji said po­lice also ar­rested an­other sus­pect, Mur­tala Muham­madu, a herds­man with an AK47 ri­fle in Wukari area of the state on March 24.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the pres­i­dent of Jukun youths in the area re­ported at the po­lice area com­mand that his son sighted a herds­man with a ri­fle while con­trol­ling his cat­tle.

“On re­ceipt of the in­for­ma­tion, the po­lice swung into ac­tion and suc­ceeded in ar­rest­ing the sus­pect by name, Mur­tala Muham­madu of Abuni vil­lage of Awai Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Nasarawa State with AK47 ri­fle and 27 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion”, Kwaji said.

Other items re­cov­ered from the sus­pect ac­cord­ing to Kwaji in­clude a touch light, a Techno hand­set, two lighters, a jug and N20.

In the same vein, the po­lice nabbed nine sus­pects at Dooshima vil­lage in Ibi Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state for al­legedly loot­ing property of Tiv people, who were dis­placed from their homes fol­low­ing at­tacks by sus­pected herds­men.

Those ar­rested

in­clude Ab­dul­lahi Umaru, Yunusa A. Yunusa, Mustapha Hamisu, Idris Mo­hammed, Adamu Mo­hammed, Yusuf Aliyu, Mairo Mai­jaki, Hauwa Sha­gari and Adamu Musa.

He said a po­lice pa­trol team ar­rested the sus­pects while “loot­ing farm prod­ucts of the dis­placed Tiv people”.

He added that all the ar­rested sus­pects are still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and would be charged to court soon.

“The com­mand wants to as­sure people of the state that the po­lice will leave no stone un­turned in en­sur­ing se­cu­rity of lives and property,” he said.

PHOTO

From left: Pres­i­dent, Na­tional Coun­cil of Women’s So­ci­eties, Chief Nkechi Mba; wife of Ek­iti State gover­nor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Women Af­fairs, So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Gen­der Em­pow­er­ment, Mrs. Peju Babafemi; and out­go­ing State Pres­i­dent of NCWS, Mrs. Nike Obatayo, at the 4th Del­e­gates Con­fer­ence of the NCWS in AdoEk­iti yes­ter­day. EK­ITI GOVT. HOUSE

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