39 ‘strange men’ arrested by police in Taraba.
The police have arrested 39 `strange men’ parading in Nguroje, Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The spokesperson of the command, David Missal, who revealed this on Wednesday to newsmen in Jalingo, said the arrest of the suspicious men, whose ages range between 30 and 40 years, followed an alarm raised by residents of Nguroje.
According to the spokesperson, the men were allegedly harboured by a woman in the community and were first taken to Gembu Divisional Police Headquarters where they were interrogated and later transferred to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo for further investigation to ascertain their mission.
However, he added that no incriminating material was found on them.
Misal said the men claimed to be refugees from Cameroun Republic, but that their movement was suspicious because they did not report their arrival in the area to any appropriate security agency or authority.
“This set of able bodied men only sneaked into Nguroje, passing through other towns and Gembu, the council’s headquarters, without information,’’ he said.
The Acting Chairman of Sardauna Local Government, Godwin Sol, said the suspects, who claimed to be from Bamenda in Cameroun, did not notify the council of their coming, wondering why they chose to come to Nguroje instead of stopping in Gembu where there was an existing camp put in place for refugees.
Sol said such action was not only illegal but suspicious, adding that the council would not allow people of such questionable movement to cause problem in the area anymore.