Soldier nap man, 50, with five human skulls
The Special Task-Force on Jos Crisis, STF, said on Friday that its men arrested a 50 year old man with five human skulls, one of which was still fresh, during a house to house search for those with unlawful possession of firearms in the Plateau Central Local Council of Plateau State.
Also arrested along with the man were three other suspects who were caught with locally made guns.
Parading the suspects at the STF headquarters on Saturday, spokesman of the STF, Salisu Mustapha, said the suspect arrested with human skulls denied ownership of the skulls despite that they were uncovered in the ceiling of his residence in Mangu Local Government Area.
“One of the suspects was arrested in possession of five human skulls found hidden away in the ceiling at his residence,” The STF media officer said.
Mustapha said a thorough search was carried out in the suspected skull dealer’s house before handing him over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
It would be recalled that cases of missing persons were reported at the wake of the breakout of violence in Jos recently, with some headless bodies found in some places.
On how the other suspects were arrested during the special security operation, Mustapha said they were apprehended during another cordon and search operation conducted at Busabuji area of Jos North Local Government Area at about 11 p.m. on Friday night.
He said one of the suspects was arrested with a locally made revolver pistol and five cartridges of live ammunition.
Other weapons recovered from the suspects in Mangu and Bokkos Local Government Areas during the stop and search of people and vehicles by the STF currently ongoing at most junctions in and around Plateau state, include one locally made rifle and pistol, one round of 7.62mm (special) and an empty case each of 7.62mm (special) and 9mm bullets respectively.
On the Wednesday communal clash in Wase Local Government Area, Mustapha said that the situation has been brought under control, dismissing speculations traffic was disrupted around the road linking the council area with other parts of the state because soldiers were blocking the road.
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