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Breaking: Nasarawa joint task force arrest armed Fulani herder on way to Jos



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A Joint Task force of Police and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Akwanga, Nasarawa State have apprehended a Fulani herder transporting 200 rounds of ammunition to the crisis ridden Jos.

The suspect who was arrested on Saturday identified himself as Likita Abubakar and confessed during interrogation to have been on his way to Jos.

He said that they were six of his gangs who have gone ahead of him fully loaded with arms on their way to Jos, adding that they will pass theough some bush paths to evade security checks at road blocks on way to Jos.

The suspect has been detained at Akwanga Police Police Station.

CAPITAL POST earlier reports that some villages in Riyom and Bassa Local Government have been under Fulani herders attacks leadingvto heavy casualties.

Meanwhile, CAPITAL POST eaelier gathered that the student boarded a tricycle from the permanent site of the University to the main campus, on the road he was pulled out and clubbed to death.

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As at the time of filling this report his remains was soaked in pool of his blood at the scene of the heinous act.

Speaking while addressing newsmen in Jos, the Students Union Government, SUG President University of Jos Comrade Danladi Joshua Adankala said that despite the development there was no known form of genuine commitment demonstrated by the Government in addressing this ugly trend in the State.

According to him, they cried out but unfortunately it ended just on the walls of their social media account and platform because there are mere students who’s lives mean nothing to the Government.

“At the risk of being misunderstood, we dare to state that just within few hours of the unfortunate incident of 14th August, the security agencies combed the area and arrested more than 20 suspects as contained in the press statement issued by the Nigerian Police Force, Plateau State Command.

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This means the security agencies can be effective but unfortunately, the innocent students of the University of Jos do not deserve such prompt attention and energy.”

They further stressed “Our tears for justice has generated nothing else than more pains, hurts, fears, sorrows and endless lamentations. If we really have a government that can respond swiftly to the Rukuba Road incident, one wonders what is happening to us the Students of the University of Jos. This is no doubt an affirmation of the saying that “all animals are not equal.”

According to the students Federal and the State Government should as a matter of urgent priority expand the scope of transportation services available to students and staff both on and off campus adding that this Will enable them to boycott the services of Keke and bike riders most of whom they suspect are among our attackers and killers.

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They further argued that University authority should establish a market or multipurpose store where basic food stuff can be sold on campus.

“This will prevent us from unnecessary trips to the markets in the neighbouring communities where our economic impact is not even appreciated.”

“As a matter of urgency, the state Government should appeal to the federal government to facilitate building of perimeter fencing of our institution. There should be more accommodation (Hostels) for students of the University of Jos, this will go a long way in reducing the number of student who stay off campus.


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