Police Arrest 3 ‘Gunrunners’ Over Attack On Plateau Communities

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The police on Tuesday said they have arrested three suspected members of a gunrunning syndicate in connection with the Dec. 24 attack on some communities in Plateau.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this during a media briefing in Abuja.
He said the arrest of the suspects followed an order by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Kayode Egbetokun, to emplace tactical strategies to bring to book, the perpetrators of the attack.
Adejobi said one ash-coloured Golf car, one AK-47 rifle, one AK-49 rifle, 1,000 rounds of live ammunition and five magazines were recovered from the suspects.
Adejobi said nine suspects were on Dec. 13, 2023, arrested by police operatives over attack and murder of three Fulanis in Gaube area of Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
He said the suspects were arrested following a report that three Fulanis who were on transit from Keffi, Nassarawa State, to Niger/Kwara states were attacked and killed by unknown persons.
According to him, following the report, operatives of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) swiftly swung into action and arrested nine suspects.
The police spokesman said six of the suspects were identified as members of the hunters and forest guard in Kuje.


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