Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) on Thursday intercepted two suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.
According to a statement signed by OPSH Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, luck ran out of the suspect when the driver of the car attempted to manoeuvre the military checkpoint located at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi-Jos in Plateau State.
“Unfortunately for the suspects, their car hit the barricade at the checkpoint which resulted in the death of one of the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year-old serving police traffic warden drove the vehicle and Mr Nengak Daniel, a 60-year-old were intercepted by the troops during stop and search operation at a checkpoint. The body of the deceased suspect has been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is in the custody of Operation SAFE HAVEN undergoing interrogation.
“Other items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota 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 three Techno phones. Others are national identity card, three wraps of a substance suspected to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.”
The surviving suspect is currently undergoing further interrogation for prosecution.
The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali, who commended the troops for their vigilance reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs.
He urged law-abiding citizens to continue with their normal daily activities as troops are working round the clock to ensure a crime-free society and enjoined members of the public not to relent in supporting security agencies with credible information to stem criminal activities in the state.
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