Vanguard (Lagos)

27 January 2013

Nigeria: Plateau - Five Human Skulls Recovered From Community Leader's Ceiling'

The Special Task Force (STF) maintaining security in Plateau State, yesterday, paraded the community leader arrested the previous day with five human skulls.

This is as normalcy returned to Wase Local Government Area where sectarian crisis resulted in the death of over 20 people.

STF spokesman, Captain Salisu Mustapha, paraded the community leader with the skulls which were recovered from the ceiling of his residence at Mangun in Mangu LGA on Friday following a search.

He said the suspect would be handed over to the police for further investigations.

Also paraded were three other men arrested with arms in various parts of the state. One of them was arrested with two rounds of 7.62mm special the suspect allegedly kept in a soak-away behind his residence also in Mangu LGA.

Another suspect was arrested around 6 pm on Friday at Foron village in Barkin Ladi LGA with one locally made rifle, one locally made pistol, one round of 7.62mm special during a stop and search operation.

Mustapha said the last suspect paraded was found with a locally made revolver with five cartridges in Busa Buji area of Jos also during a stop and search operation.

He said the suspects would be handed over to the police for thorough investigations and confirmed that peace had returned to troubled Was local government area after the skirmishes of the past few days.

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