5 Suspects Nabbed With Weapons In Taraba

IGPThe Taraba State Police Command yesterday paraded five suspects allegedly nabbed with weapons along Mutum-Biyu road while traveling to crisis-torn Wukari town.

The suspects include Joshua Umaru, of Magami Ward Jalingo; Timothy Jualang, Abubakar Alhassan, Eli Lawrence, all of Maitunku Balanga Council of Gombe State and Maxwell Kefas of Lamurde Council of Adamawa State.

Narrating how they were caught, the Police Commissioner, Jibril O. Adeniji, said a detachment of policemen stopped one Joshua Umar while driving in a Honda Accord with registration number AA 698 NGL on May 7 at about 1500 hours.

He said during a search on the vehicle, one AK 47 rifle, one locally made single barrel gun, one revolver pistol and one knife were recovered from him.

The police boss said Umaru confessed to have sold one AK47 and one G3 rifles to one Timothy Jualang and also sold another AK47 to one Abubakar Alhassan both of Maitunku village of Gombe State.

Timothy Jualang in his statement to the Police confessed to have paid Joshua Umaru N63,000 for one AK47 and G3, while Abubakar Alhassan said he bought an AK47 at the cost of N350,000 from the said Umaru.

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