10 January, 2012
The Special Task Force (STF) has also
paraded nine suspects for illegal
possession of weapons in Du village of
Jos South LGA.
STF spokesman, Captain Salisu 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 AH 454 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.