At least five suspects in connection with the attack on some communities in the Mangu Local Government Area of the state have been arrested by the police in Plateau State.
According to the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, an AK-47, a revolver pistol and cartridges were found in the suspects’ possession.
Alabo told newsmen that a personnel attached to the military taskforce code-named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) was injured during the operation.
The PPRO said, “The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, in the wake of attacks in some villages and adjoining areas of Mangu LGA, has made more reinforcement from DOPS Plateau Command, MOPOL 8, CTU, NSCDC and Operation Rainbow all teams led by the very dutiful, tireless and hard-working Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations, DCP Emmanuel Ado, Area Commander Pankshin, ACP John Sendere and troops from OPSH were mobilised to the area, which has now led to the subjugation and retreat of the attackers.
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“That two Hilux vans belonging to NSCDC were overrun and vandalized by the attackers.
“In the course of the struggle with the attackers, one Cpl. Abdullahi Umar 07NA attached to sector 8 OPSH sustained bullet injuries and is currently receiving treatment at the STF headquarters, Jos.”
He continued that, in order to forestall any further breakdown of law and order, heavy security presence has been deployed to the area but assured that calm had been restored to the general area of Mangu Local Government.
Meanwhile, State Commissioner of Police Bartholomew Onyeka has assured residents of the State that the Command under his watch will continue to do everything within its constitutional power to ensure the security of lives and properties of all the citizens.
“Further developments concerning the incident will be communicated in due course”, Alabo assured.