Troops apprehend gun runners, kidnappers in Plateau

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

The Director Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Benerd Onyeuko says, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) have arrested five criminal elements at different locations during clearance operations in Plateau State.

Major General Onyeuko,who disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Monday, said, troops have continued to sustain their operational tempo in their Area of Responsibility.

He said, on 24 July 2022 troops on clearance operation arrested Three (3) suspected gun runners at Shimakar village Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State namely; Mr Julius Simon (alias Bagga) – 37yrs, Mr Wolta Zambai – 45yrs and Mr Iliya Peter (alias Doubok) 27yrs. Suspects currently undergoing investigation.

“Similarly, on same day, troops arrested Two (2) kidnappers; Alhaji Musa Usman 27yrs and Adam Mohammed 25yrs at Barkin Ladi, Plateau State.

“The suspects confessed to have carried out several kidnapping activities in the general area including the kidnap of one Master Jeremiah Elijah a 6yrs old which took place on 21 July 2022. Suspect in own custody undergoing further interrogation.

“The Military high command commends troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.”

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