Military kill six kidnappers in Plateau

Troops of the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have neutralized six suspected kidnappers who in terrorizes and kidnap innocent persons in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa in a press statement on Tuesday said the troops also recovered weapons belonging to the Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) from the bandits.

He said, ” On Monday 23,  August 2021, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) successfully neutralized syndicate of 6 criminals that specialize in kidnapping innocent people in Mangu local government area of Plateau State.

“The Troops in a joint operations  with the Divisional Police Headquarters at Mangu responded swiftly to a distress call from the IRT that bandits had attacked the team and took away their weapons.

The criminals were immediately trailed and neutralized after a gun duel with the troops.”

Takwa noted that the remains of members of the Intelligence Response Team who lost their lives and that of the six bandits were recovered. “The troops also recovered 3 AK 47 rifles belonging to IRT team earlier taken away by the criminals.”

Reacting to the development, Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Ibrahim Ali charged the troops to continue the collaborative efforts and sustain the tempo until criminal elements are wiped out of Plateau state.  

He further directed the troops to dominate all suspected criminal hideouts and deny  them freedom of action. Gen. Ali called on citizens to continue to collaborate with troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN and always provide the Operation with credible security information.

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