[News] Army arrests 17 suspects in connection with Plateau massacre

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested 17 persons in connection with the killing of at least 100 people in the central state of Plateau over the weekend.

This was revealed by Army Spokesman, Major Adam Umar. He said three of the arrested suspects were linked to killings in the Barikin Ladi area, while the other 14 were arrested in connection with the deaths of travellers in the south of the state capital, Jos.

“We all know that some days back, some villages in Barikin Ladi were attacked and these three suspects were arrested in connection with that. As our men were repelling the attacks in those areas, we arrested these three suspects with four rifles, three locally made guns and one AK47,” he said

President Buhari during his visit to the state on Tuesday June 26th, promised that all those involved in the killings would be brought to book.
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