Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested by personnel of the Taraba State Police Command, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Usman disclosed.
According to Usman in the statement he shared with newsmen, the suspects have been terrorising some parts of the state.
The PPRO noted that operatives of Kofai Police Station attached to Sunkani Division in Ardo-Kola Local Government council were the team that nabbed the suspects.
He gave the names of the arrested suspects as Joseph Desmind, Swaibu Sambu, Danladi Ibrahim and Douglas John.
While Desmond and John hail from the neighbouring Adamawa, Sambu and Ibrahim are indigenes of Taraba State.
The suspects, according to the statement, have been terrorising and robbing students and communities around the Taraba State University Jalingo.
“The suspects upon arrest have confessed to the crime, and they are giving useful information to the Police that will lead to the arrest of their cohorts now at large,” he said.
The command also debunked the rumour making the rounds that over a hundred persons were on Saturday night kidnapped along Zing Road, and said only two persons were abducted.
In another news, a clash between farmers and herders at Kwanga community, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State has left two persons dead.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Abdullahi Buhari Warah explained that the killing of a farmer on his farm by people suspected to be herders led to a reprisal attack at a Fulani settlement during which a young boy was also killed by an angry mob.
According to him, “The fight was ignited by the destruction of farm produce by cattle and it resulted in a clash, in which two people were killed.”
He stated that security personnel had been deployed to maintain peace in the area.
According to him, no arrest was made as the farmers and herders had left the area before the arrival of security agents.
The Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Nafiu Abubakar, when contacted, explained that he was yet to be briefed on the incident.