Following the brutal attacks on the 11 communities of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State and a protest that followed, the Special Military Task Force, code-named Operation Safe Haven, has arrested 17 suspects.
The spokesperson for the OPSH , Umar Adams, who disclosed this at a press conference in Jos, on Wednesday, said three of the suspects were arrested in connection with the attacks, while 14 others were nabbed for allegedly blocking federal highways to protest the killings by herdsmen in the state .
He stated that the three suspects (two are Fulanis while the other is from Berom tribe), who had not confessed to the crime, were apprehended at Gashish District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
He said 14 of the suspects were arrested while allegedly causing “civil unrest” by stopping passersby on the highways.
More than 100 persons were killed and about 50 houses torched during the attacks by herdsmen on Xland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk all in Gashish District.