Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Thursday intercepted 2 suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition.
The ammunition were concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.
A statement by the Command’s Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, said luck ran out of the suspect when the driver of the car attempted to manoeuvre the military check point located at Werreng road, along Barkin Ladi – Jos, in Plateau State.
Unfortunately for the suspects, their car hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of one of the suspects.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects: Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old serving police traffic warden 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 had been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi, while the other suspect is undergoing interrogation.
The surviving suspect is currently undergoing further interrogation for prosecution.
The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali, while commending the troops for their vigilance, 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.
Other items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Pathfinder car, a 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.
JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide
There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.
An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.
The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.
Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.
The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.
Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.
Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo
Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.
The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.
While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.
Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers
About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.
The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.
The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.
The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.
According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.
He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.
The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.
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