Personnel of the Operation Safe Haven, the Special Task Force created to restore peace in Plateau State and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna State today intercepted two suspects with 370 Rounds of ammunition which they concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder with Plateau State Registration LGT772JN.
The unlucky suspects were said have tried to maneuver the Military Checkpoint situated at Wereng along Riyom to Barkin Ladi Road Plateau State when they were arrested while one of them died in the process after hitting the barricade at the Checkpoint.
According to preliminary investigation, the suspects are one Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old serving police traffic warden who drove the vehicle and Mr Nengak Daniel, a 60 year old were intercepted by the troops during stop and search operation at a checkpoint. The body of the deceased suspect have been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is undergoing interrogation.
Other items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Pathfinder car, cash sum of Two Hundred and Five Thousand, Seventy Naira (N205,070.00) only, one empty case of ammunition, one Dagger, a torchlight and 3 Techno phones. Others are; national identity card, 3 wraps of a substance suspected to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.
The surviving suspect is currently undergoing further interrogation for prosecution.
The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali while commending the troops for their vigilance has reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs. He urged law abiding citizens to continue with their normal daily activities as troops are working round the clock to ensure crime free society. The Commander further enjoined members of the public not to relent in supporting security agencies with credible information to stem criminal activities in the State.
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