Nigerian Army kills four suspected bandits, arrest 17 others in Plateau
By Matthew Atungwu
In their efforts to keep the peace in the Plateau and certain portions of the states of Bauchi and Kaduna, troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have killed four suspected bandits and detained 17 more for a variety of offenses within their purview.
The operation’s media officer, Capt. James Oya, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos.
According to Oya, among other charges, the suspected suspects were detained in connection with kidnapping, murder, violent attacks on communities, and the sale of illegal drugs.
He explained that the suspects were arrested during a special operation conducted by its troops between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.
“We rescued four kidnapped victims, prevented six attempts to attack vulnerable communities, and responded to 13 distress calls within the period under review,” he said.
Oya said its commander, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar thanked the residents of Plateau, Bauchi, and Kaduna states for supporting the military and other security agencies in their bid to promote security within its areas of operation.