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Troops Recover 279 Cows, Arrest 13 Suspected Kidnappers

The Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, has arrested 13 suspects over kidnapping, banditry and other criminal offences in Plateau and parts of Kaduna and Bauchi states.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Media Officer of OPSH, Capt. James Oya, revealed that the troops also recovered 279 cows and arms and ammunition.

Capt. Oya said OPSH made the arrests and recovery in an operation it conducted between 2nd of October and 9th of October.

He added that the suspects were arrested in some communities within its areas of responsibility.

“Between October 2 and October 9, our troops arrested 13 criminal suspects in connection with kidnapping, prison break, peddling illicit drugs and rustling.

“We also recovered illegal arms and ammunition.

Oya called on the residents in the area to support its efforts toward stemming crime and criminality.

He also urged them to be law-abiding at all times and assured them that OPSH would continue to be fair and just to all.

He insisted that its duty is securing the lives and property of law-abiding citizens.

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