3 Arrested Over Murder Of Mobile Cop


Members of the Military Special Task force (STF) in Jos have arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a mobile police man attached to the security outfit during the disturbance in Ryom Local Government Area of Plateau.

Captain Mdahyelya Markus, the spokesman for the STF, confirmed the arrest on Monday in an interview with newsmen in Jos.

The spokesman said the incident had gone beyond the killing of the policeman, adding that some members of the Lukere Fulani community also shot and injured a civilian on the leg.

“The Fulanis, who killed the MOPOL, also shot a civilian on the legs. The civilian is now receiving treatment in a hospital.

“We have succeeded in arresting three of the Fulanis and still combing the area to trace those involved in the killing of our man.”

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Markus said that the dead policeman was from MOPOL 77 from Katsina, attached to the STF maintaining peace in Jos.

Also speaking, the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Samuel Dabai told NAN that the matter was under investigation and that everywhere was calm.

“It is very unfortunate that the Fulanis could do such a criminal killing of a police officer, who has been in their crisis prone community to maintain peace.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Fulanis alleged that the STF men burnt down their houses in a reprisal attack.