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Policeman, driver nabbed with 370 bullets in Plateau

Troops attached to Operation Safe Haven, on Thursday, intercepted a police traffic warden, Sergeant Azi Jonathan, and a driver, Nengak Daniel, with 370 rounds of ammunition.

The bullets were reportedly concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.

A statement issued by OPSH Military Information Office, Major Ishaku Takwa, disclosed that the driver had attempted to maneuver the military check point at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi – Jos, the Plateau capital when they were apprehended.

“The car hit the barricade which resulted in the death of one of the suspects,” he said.

According to DailyPost, the deceased was Nengak Daniel, the 60-year-old driver.

His body has been handed over to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Barkin Ladi, while Jonathan is undergoing further interrogation.

Other items recovered were N205,070, one empty case of ammunition, one dagger, a torchlight, 3 Techno phones, national identity card, 3 wraps of cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.

The OPSH Commander, Major General Ibrahim Ali has commended the troops for their vigilance.

A similar bust was made last month when a man heading to Jos was arrested with 320 bullets.

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