STF arrests police traffic warden with 370 bullets in Plateau

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By Chijioke Kingsley 

JOS – The Special Military Task Force (STF), in Plateau on arrested a serving Police warden, Sergeant Azi Jonathan,  bullets totaling 370 rounds, at Werreng village, along Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. 

The taskforce also known as Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), said a 60-year-old man, Mr. Nengak Daniel, who was an accomplice but died while trying escape from troops of the STF.

Major Ishaku Takwa, spokesman for the Task Force said the bullets were concealed in a Nissan Pathfinder jeep with number Plateau LGT 772 JN. 

According Takwa: “Luck ran out of the suspects when the driver of the jeep attempted to manoeuver the military check point. Unfortunately for them, their car hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of the 60-year old.

“The body of the deceased has been handed over the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is undergoing interrogation”.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the Sergeant drove the vehicle.

“Other items recovered from the suspects include a 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 be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials”, Takwa said.

Our correspondent reports that the Commander, OPSH, Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, has commended the troops for their vigilance and has reiterated the determination of his Command flush out criminal elements in Plateau and it’s environs.