NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Tragedy was averted in Jos on Tuesday when operatives of the Special Task Force uncovered two rocket-propelled grenades behind Bass Klan Village in Bassa Local Government of Plateau state . Two people were arrested in connection with the incident.
The STF, according to a statement by its Media Officer, Capt. Kingsley Egbo, said the area was immediately cordoned off and the grenades evacuated by the state police anti-bomb squad. Egbo said the two persons arrested were helping the police in their investigation.
The statement also stated that unknown persons on the same day set fire to three houses in campas village in Barkin Ladi Local Government of the state. He said the fire was quickly put off while one suspect was arrested in connection with the incident.
He added that gunmen attacked Shonong village in Barkin Ladi LG of the state but where repelled by the men of the task force and one of the gunmen captured. According to the statement, no casualty was recorded during the attack and the suspects are currently undergoing interogation.
Egbo added that a combined team of STF personnel and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, conducted a raid on suspected hideouts of drug addicts in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi towns and arrested seven suspects with substances suspected to be Indian hemp.