12 arrested over arms possession in Taraba
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.
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.
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