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Plateau: Soldiers kill 4 suspected bandits, arrest 73 suspects

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) while on operation Hakorin Damisa IV, on Tuesday, neutralised four suspected bandits and arrested 73 suspects in connection with…

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) while on operation Hakorin Damisa IV, on Tuesday, neutralised four suspected bandits and arrested 73 suspects in connection with kidnapping, criminal attacks, rustling, gun running, farm destruction and recovered arms, ammunition and illicit drugs.

The killing of the bandits and arrest of the other suspects were in various operations within the operational area of OPSH between October 16 and 22.

Captain Oya James, spokesperson of the OPSH, told journalists in Jos, Plateau State, that, “Within the week, four bandits were neutralised, 73 suspects arrested with arms and ammunition, 37 suspected kidnappers arrested, four victims rescued from kidnappers, two cattle rustlers arrested, four suspects arrested for illicit drug peddling, five attacks on vulnerable communities were deterred and 28 distress calls were promptly responded to.”

The spokesperson further said that OPSH was acknowledging the positive contributions of the citizenry in Plateau, Southern Kaduna and Bauchi states for the enhanced synergy over time to rid the entire area of miscreants.

 

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