This was disclosed by Defence Spokesman Bernard Onyeuko while briefing reporters about military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.
Simon Mwadkwon (PDP/Barkin Ladi/Riyom) has emerged as the PDP candidate to contest the 2023 general elections to represent Plateau North in the Senate.
The arresting troops said they were prevented from accessing the community with stones and other dangerous objects.
The corps said the activities of illegal petrol marketers had further created artificial fuel scarcity.
The gang is suspected to have masterminded the recent jailbreak at Jos prison.
Gunmen have Kidnapped Da Gyang Balak, the Gwom Rwei (district head) of Vwang District of Jos-south local government area.
Yelwa Zangam community was attacked by gunmen on Tuesday night.
The JNI described the violent attacks as “worrisome”, adding that it posed serious threats to the peace efforts of the state government.
Mr Lalong called on the people of the community to be law-abiding at all times and desist from reprisals.
Nigerian lawmaker Dachung Bagos has condemned the killing of 12 persons by unknown gunmen in Kashe, Kuru district of Jos South local government area, demanding the creation of state police.