Man arrested for supplying arms to bandits in Plateau

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A middle-aged man trying to supply arms to suspected bandits in Jos has been arrested by men of the Plateau State Police Command.

It was learnt that the suspect said to have arrived in Jos from Zamfara State on Wednesday evening was apprehended opposite the NTA Park in Jos while trying to deliver the arms to the bandits.

 

The Chairman of the Jos NTA Park, Ibrahim Maikwudi, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in Jos on Thursday.

 

Maikwudi who narrated how the suspect was nearly lynched by an angry mob before he was rescued by the security operatives said, “It was the security men who came on time that saved the suspect. It was around 5 pm yesterday that the man came and was opposite NTA park at the junction leading to the state Secretariat.

“He was just going up and down making calls and informing some people that he was just at the NTA park for them to come and collect their delivery. So, two men were nearby watching and listening to his calls and suspected something was wrong.

 

“The two men could not approach the suspect but when our people were called, our boys now approached him, and asked him some questions but his answers did not add up.

 

“So, they caught him and collected a bag he was holding.

“The man protested but when they opened the bag, behold, it was full of arms and ammunition.

 

“It was then that people tried to beat him up but we rushed to call the police because we feared the mob might kill him there. He confessed that he was not the only one on the mission to Jos but they are many others.

 

“So that’s how men from the Special Investigations Bureau unit of the Police came and arrested and took him into custody”

 

The spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred, could not be reached immediately when çontacted on the incident by our Correspondent as his phones were switched off.

the police had last week arrested one of the bandits who attacked the Zurack Community in the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State while treating his gunshot wounds in a hospital.

 

Seven of the bandits were also reportedly in an aggressive onslaught by a combined team of DSS and other security operatives in Bangalala Forest of Wase Local Government Area.

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