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PLATEAU: Troops intercept rail line vandals

TROOPS from Operation Safe Haven on Hakorin Damisa IV in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, have apprehended a vehicle transporting vandalized railway rails along Gidan Ado village in the state’s Riyom Local Government Area.

Captain Oya James, Media Information Officer for Operation Safe Haven, revealed in a press statement that troops also apprehended some suspects involved in kidnapping, neutralised some bandits, and recovered rifles and ammunition during their operations in the area.

According to the release, 17 suspects were apprehended in connection with various criminal activities, while a sting operation carried out at Jagindi Tasha village in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State resulted in the arrest of suspected kidnapper Baba Yusuf Habu, who had been on Operation Safe Haven’s wanted list.

Other operations carried out by the troops resulted in the recovery of additional firearms and ammunition, as well as the arrest of a drug lord in Plateau State’s Jos South Local Government Area.

The forces also foiled attempted raids on some Mangu towns, resulting in the capture of some bandits and the recovery of one AK-47 weapon and a manufactured firearm.

In addition, some herders were apprehended for committing agricultural land damage, and 237 stolen cows were recovered in the Mangu, Barkin Ladi, Fas, and Riyom districts.

Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Commander of Operation Safe Haven also assured the people of Plateau, Bauchi, and Southern Kaduna of maximum protection and continued prompt responses to all distress calls in order to rid the area of criminal elements operating within the communities through the operation of the joint security task force.

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