Troops Arrested 17 Suspected Bandits in Plateau and Kaduna
The personnel of the Nigerian Army of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have arrested 17 suspects over alleged murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal acts.
Capt. James Oya, the Media Officer of the operation, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Jos.
According to Oya, the suspects were arrested between Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at various locations within its area of responsibility.
”Troops arrested five suspects for killing one Mr Joshua Deme in his farm at Kassa village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
”We have also carried out a sting operation at Jagindi Tasha village, in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where a suspected kidnapper, Mr Baba Habu who has been on our wanted list, was arrested.
”We equally foiled a kidnap attempt at Angwan Takai village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau, and this was possible upon prompt response by the troops to a distress call.
”In all, troops arrested 17 suspects, rescued nine kidnapped victims, foiled six armed robbery attempts and four attempted attacks on vulnerable communities within the period under review,” he said.
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