The military taskforce responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau State code name Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) said twelve suspects have been arrested in connection with the skirmishes that occurred Rukuba road area of Jos North LGA of the State.
The OPSH also said troops are on the trail of others who took part in perpetrating the “heinous act”.
This was disclosed by OPSH’s Spokesman, Major Ishaku Gaji Takwa in Jos, the State Capital.
Takwa said that on Saturday, the OPSH swiftly responded to distress calls that suspected hoodlums blocked Jos North Junction along Rukuba road in Jos North LGA of the State and attacked some commuters.
“Troops immediately mobilized to the scene and restored normalcy.
According to him, “Some persons including innocent commuters lost their lives in the unfortunate incident while others with varying degree of injuries have been evacuated to a medical facility for care. Their condition is being closely monitored.
“Twelve suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the incident and troops are on the trail of others who took part in perpetrating the heinous act.
Adding that, “Those arrested are currently in custody for interrogation.
“The Commander Operation Safe Haven, Major General Ibrahim Ali, is appealing to citizens to volunteer credible information that would lead to the arrest of other suspects currently at large.”
The OPSH is also appealing for calm, while urging law abiding citizens to continue with their lawful activities without any fear of intimidation.
However, patrol has been stepped-up in Jos metropolis to maintain peace and security.