Military authorities in Plateau State have reportedly detained a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Gyendeng after he attempted negotiating the release of an arrested native.

Hon. Gyendeng was reportedly seized by the Special Task Force in Barkin Ladi town on Friday morning and has been held without charges for hours.

The Legislator had beseeched the STF headquarters at the request of the arrested native youth's father who was said to have failed in all attempts to secure the bail of his son.

Arrested about two months ago for allegedly leading violent protest after a suspected herdsmen attack, the detainee whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was said to have been denied access to lawyers for a possible trial.

The Special Task Force authorities in Jos have however denied knowledge of the House member's arrest.

Spokesperson of the Task Force, Maj. Umar Adams in a telephone interview said information regarding the arrest was still to reach his desk.

An aide to the arrested lawmaker also denied the reports when contacted.

He however sounded jittery and ambiguous, somewhat suggesting he was trying to avoid having his words used against him.

"Don't worry it's fine. He only went for something but he is fine," he stuttered before hanging up in a hurry.

As of the time of this report, the House members phone lines were not reachable.

This is the second time this week that a prominent person is reportedly picked by the STF from the same LGA.

Three days ago, a traditional ruler was said to have been arrested from Kwi village and detained for some time but later released.

He was reportedly arrested over some missing unspecified military equipment.