Troops of Operation Safe Haven neutralize armed bandit, recover weapons in Plateau ― DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that in continuation of the aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the country, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN has quelled armed robbery incident along Bokkos-Barkin Ladi Road, Jos Plateau State and killed one in action.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, DMO, Major General John Eneche.

Gen Eneche stated that the Troops deployed at Kuba while responding to a distress call on armed robbery operation on Friday along the road swiftly mobilised to the scene and had contact with the robbers.

According to him, “during the encounter, troops overwhelmed the robbers thereby neutralizing one while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Items recovered from the fleeing bandits include one locally fabricated rifle, two mobile handsets, four rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one jackknife.”

He stated that currently, the gallant troops have maintained vigilance in the general area to deny criminals freedom of action.

He assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the country would sustain the offensive against all enemies of the nation.


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