Update on Mangu Attack: Police Parade 9 Additional Suspects, Recover 10 Corpses

The Assistant Inspector -General (AIG) of Police Zone 4 Ebong Eyibo has confirmed the arrest of nine suspects and ten corpse recovered from the recent attacks in the State .

Parading the suspect at a Press Conference in the State capital of Jos on Thursday 25 , he said police operatives also repelled attacks targeted at some communities in Mangu Local Government area.

He also disclosed that the police thwarted attacks targeted at places of worship in Panyam district..

“Nine suspects have been arrested.Exhibits recovered from them include dangerous weapons, such as machetes, kegs containing petrol and other items” He said

The AIG added that he had ordered the deployment of additional special intervention personnel to Mangu LGA to restore normalcy.

“The command is grateful to inform you that the situation, as of today, is under control, and so far, nine suspects have been arrested. Exhibits recovered from them include dangerous weapons, such as machetes, kegs containing petrol, and other items. The area remains highly secured by security forces, and strict compliance with the curfew is being observed.

“In another development, a delegation from the Plateau State Government led by the Security Adviser to the Governor, heads of other security agencies, and leaders from both the Christian and Muslim communities gathered at the Mangu Township Stadium and the Miskam Mwaghavul Palace in Mangu yesterday, the 24th day of January 2024 to deliberate and chart a way forward to put a stop to the menace.” He said.

The police chief also stated that over ten corpses had been recovered from various locations, with two injured persons currently receiving treatment at the hospital, noting that a car and ten houses were burnt down in the area.

He called on religious leaders to caution their followers and ensure compliance with the government-imposed curfew.

“I also wish to make it clear that the command under my leadership and supervision will bear zero tolerance to any act of criminality and will continue to intensify its efforts towards restoring peace, public confidence and normalcy within the state. 

"Before you are the eight (8) suspects from the December 24th 2023 attack and the nine (9) suspects arrested in connection with the recent attacks in the state." he said

He urged the public to remain calm and cooperate with the security agencies as we are working tirelessly to maintain peace and order in the region. 

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