The Police have arrested 17 suspected perpetrators of the Christmas eve attacks in Bokkos and Barikin Ladi and those of the Mangu local government area of the state.
Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the state command, Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 4, Ebony Eyibio, represented by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, stated that nine of the suspects were arrested in connection with the Mangu violence, while eight were arrested in connection to the Bokkos and Barikin Ladi attacks.
The police did not disclose the identity of of the suspects.
He said, ” On 24/01/24 at about 2200hrs, we received intelligence concerning an attack which was targeted on the Ntam community and the ASTC Company, both of Mangu LGA. Our team of agile Police officers from the IGP Special Intervention Squad stationed at the ASTC in conjunction with the Area Commander Pankshin and the DPO swung into action and thwarted the attempted attack.
“In a separate incident, an attempt by some criminal arsonists in Panyam District to set fire on some worship centers was prevented by swift intervention from the police and with help from some elders of the Community.”