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Breaking News: Christmas Eve Attackers, Mangu Video Suspects Apprehended, Arms and Ammunition recovered


The Military Special Task Force Code Named ‘Operation Safe Haven’ has recorded milestone successes in the enforcement of law and order in some flash points and troubles areas within the joint operation area of Plateau State, parts of Bauchi State and Southern Kaduna, in Kaduna State.

According to the Operation Safe Haven, the milestone was achieved within the last two months. This was disclosed during a press briefing at the Headquarters of the Operation Safe Haven in Jos on Friday 1st March 2024. While addressing the press about the successes, Deputy Commander Operation Safe Haven, DCP Iyua, T, on behalf of the General Office 3 Division/Commander Operation Safe Haven Major General A.E Abubakar said that “The success recorded against the criminal elements and enemies of peace are highlighted to capture the major breakthrough among other numerous achievements of security agencies.”

One of these important successes was the arrest of suspects in connection with the unfortunate Christmas Eve attacks in Bokkos, parts of Barkin Ladi and Mangu LGAs of Plateau State. “On 4 January 2024, security agencies stationed at Gashish junction checkpoint in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State arrested Mr Shamsu Ibrahim Bakoji 45 years for collaborating with militias to attack Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas”.

“Similarly, on 20 January 2024, security agencies through sustained intelligence arrested five suspects who took part in the Christmas Eve attack on Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State.” he added

Operation Safe Haven also announced the arrest of some suspects identified in a viral video in which an unidentified man was murdered in Mangu by a mob who did a video recording of the heinous act. “During the period under review, on 2 February 24, personnel arrested two suspects Ibrahim Mohammed 52 years and Zaharadeen Ibrahim 34 years identified in a viral video while murdering someone during the crisis in Mangu on 24 January 2024.”

The operation in summary, said that “…a total of seventy nine civilians were rescued from kidnappers and armed robbers, while a total of one hundred and ten different calibres of weapons were recovered and 1,161 ammunition recovered from suspected criminals. Security agencies also neutralized a total of 13 armed criminals and arrested 271 suspects for offenses related to kidnapping, armed robbery, gun running, banditry, farm destruction, vandalism and other sundry crimes. So far, we have prosecuted a total of 33 arrested suspects to court and dismantled 2  arms fabrication factory. Also, personnel  recovered a total of 554 livestock from rustlers.”

Operation Safe Haven appreciated the good people of Plateau, Kaduna and Bauchi States for their immense support and cooperation towards ensuring credible information is provided to aid the successful conduct of operations by security agencies towards flushing out criminal elements and their collaborators.

They enjoined citizens to prioritise peace over violence, eschew taking laws into their hands  and ensure aggrieved persons seek redress through the justice system. Operations Safe Haven further reaffirmed it’s commitment  in redoubling efforts towards securing all law abiding citizens.

Victim Rescued from kidnappers by OPSH identified as Ibrahim Abba, a Staff of UBEC in Kaduna State who was abducted from Kaniyaka in Kaduna State to Rishi, Toro LGA of Bauchi State

…Credit, Nigeriastar


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