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Plateau, Benue Killings: Police Identify Suspects, Withhold 2 Names




Police Spoke Man: Jimoh Moshood (Photo File)

Nigerian Police Releases Names Of Suspects In Connection With Plateau And Benue Killings

The Nigerian Police have identified the suspects that have been arrested in connection with Plateau and Benue killings.

Naija News recalls that the suspected herdsmen have been accused of been responsible for the killing of hundreds in plateau just last week, while attacks by gun men have continued in Benue state for some time.

Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, identified the suspects responsible for plateau killings as: Biliaminu Abdullahi, Samaila Saleh, Muhammadu Kabiru, Aminu Mohammed, Alhassan Saidu, Abubakar Adam, Gazali Isah, Hamza Inusa Yahuza Yau, Dahiru Ahmed and Friday Musa.

The police said they were withholding names of two suspects.

The exhibits allegedly recovered from them include five AK47 rifles and two live cartridges.

Speaking in Abuja yesterday, Moshood said the relocation of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of operations and others had yielded results.

The police said security had improved in the Plateau communities.

Moshood said: “The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, visited Plateau State on June 26 to assess the security situation and police deployment.

“Since his visit, the security situation has improved, peace and normalcy has been restored in the affected areas in the state.

“The Police Special Investigation Team, comprising the Intelligence Response Team ( IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU), led by Commissioner of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit, deployed to Plateau State have commenced investigation and have recorded significant progress in getting to the root of the killings of innocent people.”

In Benue State, four suspected bandits have been arrested.

The suspects, according to Moshood, are: Benajamin Tivfa, 32, a councillor in Fidi Council Ward, Makurdi Local Government Area, Victor Ganabe, Daniel Kyase, 33, member of Benue Livestock Guards and Julius Avaan 49.

Others are : Terkula Udeh 37, Sunday Cheche, 34 and Alhaji Adajo Tomza, 28, member of Benue Livestock Guards and Msugh Teraki, 23, member, Benue Livestock Guards.

Moshood added that items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, a locally made pistol and 436 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.

The suspects were arrested on June 27 by members of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

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