Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) on Wednesday intercepted an unconfirmed number of sophisticated fire arms along Jos-Barkin Ladi road.

The operation according to official sources had commenced since Monday 28th May, 2018 after the Plateau State Command of the agency got Intel that some people were planning to smuggle arms to an undisclosed destination through B/Ladi.

After sustained surveillance and intelligence, the SARA Operatives on Wednesday night impounded some buses believed to be carrying at least 30 AK47 rifles, 40 Rocket Propelled Grenade guns and a couple of others around Kassa, B/Ladi.

The mission according to sources was however aborted as the suspected arms suppliers after fiercely resisting arrest fled under the hot pursuit of the determined SARS men, disappearing somewhere in Rukuba, Bassa LGA.

The operation MKB learns had nearly resulted in an armed combat between the SARS operatives and men of the Special Task Force, B/Ladi.

The SARS men had reportedly insisted on searching a vehicle conveying the STF Sector 7 Commander, a Brigadier during their stop-and-search operation which lasted hours.

The feud eyewitnesses say grew hotter by the minute until the STF's Barkin Ladi Area Commander, a Mobile Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) who had been on medical admission for a stress-related ailment waded in.

It was not clear if the operation was a joint one with the STF but officials say it was meant to be "covert".

The STF Sector 7 in Barkin Ladi was also said to have not been notified of the operation.

It was also not known where the arms were brought from but they were believed to be destined for either Bokkos or Ropp in B/Ladi.

Earlier that Wednesday, rumours had flown that there was a plot by some unknown persons to attack some native villages in Ropp and Fan districts in B/Ladi.

Later that same night at about 12am, an attack was reported in Butura Kampani village, Southwest of Plateau State University Bokkos, where a 13year old girl was kidnapped.

Although it was believed to be an armed robbery attack, no monetary demand was made by the highly armed attackers who were identified as Fulani herdsmen.

A similar attack followed on Thursday night in a village called Makabat, near Butura Kampani where a woman was hacked severally with a machetes on the head.

The Bokkos village attack follows months of rumours that a plan to attack Butura and other popular villages in Bokkos was being hatched by suspected Fulani herdsmen.