Bandit flees from police to treat gunshot wound in Plateau hospital, nabbed

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The Plateau State Police Command has arrested one of the bandits who allegedly attacked the Zurack Community in the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The suspect was arrested while treating his gunshot wounds in a hospital.

In a statement, the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred, the arrested bandits had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.

He said, “Following the aggressive onslaught against bandits by a combined team of DSS and other security operatives in Bangalala Forest of the Wase LGA of Plateau State, a border between Plateau, Bauchi and Taraba State respectfully, seven bandits have been neutralised in the area.

“Other bandits who fled during the operation attacked Zurak and Dakai villages, killed nine persons and burnt down six houses while on the run.

“The command is also pleased to announce to the state government and the people of Plateau State that one of the bandits who escaped and went to seek treatment at a hospital in Wase was arrested with gunshot wounds. The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Jos, for discreet investigation.”

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