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Troops Neutralise Suspected Bandits, Arrest Others In Kaduna, Plateau

Troops of the Operation Safe Haven Special Military Task Force, have neutralised four suspected bandits while maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Media Officer of the operation, Capt. James Oya, on Monday in Jos.

He said the troops also arrested 120 others for various criminal acts within their areas of operation between 16th of October and 22nd of October.

The Captain stated that some of the suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling and drug peddling, among other criminal acts.

He explained that other suspects were arrested for illegal possession of arms and ammunition.

“Within the period under review, we neutralised four suspected bandits, arrested 73 suspects with arms and ammunition and 37 others for kidnapping.

“We rescued four kidnapped victims, arrested two suspected cattle rustlers and four suspected drug peddlers.

“We prevented five attacks on vulnerable communities and promptly responded to 28 distress,” he noted.

Oya added that the troops also recovered sophisticated weapons from some of the suspects.

He said some suspects who were arrested for car and motorcycle theft have been handed over to the police for prosecution.

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