The accident happened on Saturday.
The Plateau Police Command said on Monday that it had arrested the driver who killed 14 children at Mazat Village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area on Saturday.
The deceased were among 40 Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Guide of COCIN Church and Assembly of God Church who were training early morning of August 3, but were ran over by a speedy truck on Bokkos–Barkin Ladi road.
Felicia Anslem, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, said in Jos, that the driver, Jacob Joshua, ran away when he committed the offence only to be arrested in neighbouring Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.
“We are able to track the driver down after he ran away when he killed the children at Mazat Village of Barkin Ladi Local Government.
“Our officers and men tracked him down last Sunday evening (Aug. 4) and he is now in detention,” she said.
Ms. Anslem said that an investigation into the incident had commenced and that the driver would be prosecuted.
“Nobody who commits such a crime can run away from the law; he or she must face the wrath of the law,” she said.
She said that the vehicle, which was involved in the accident, was in police custody.
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