Military Parades 3 ‘Behind’ Plateau Attacks

Three suspects arrested in connection with weekend’s killings in 11 villages in Plateau have been paraded by the military.

Two of the suspects are herdsmen and one Berom– one of the minority ethnic groups in Plateau.

They were arrested by the special military task force, “Operation Save Haven.

The suspects in Jos alongside 14 others. The three men were said to have been captured at Gashish district in the Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau.

Umar Adams, spokesman of the STF, told reporters that the suspects were arrested, clutching sophisticated riffles.

Adams said the suspects were arrested in the course of the attacks.

“We all know that some days back, some villages in Barkin Ladi were attacked and these three suspects were arrested in connection with that,” he said.

“As our men were repelling the attacks in those areas we arrested these suspects with four riffles, three locally made guns and one AK47.

“The other 14 people were arrested in connection with civil unrest recently experienced in the state.”

Adams said the suspects were still being investigated and that more arrests would be made in the course of time.

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