Mangu Killings: GOC, 3 Division Relocates Base To Troubled LGA
The killings in Mangu Local Government area of Plateau state, has forced the military hierarchy to take measures to stop the current attacks by armed men on some communities in the local government area.
Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), on Sunday temporarily relocated headquarters of the operation to Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, who doubles as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) , 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, moved to the area barely 24 hours after he assumed command.
The decision followed a Saturday night attack on Sabon Gari community of Mangu LGA, where 12 persons were killed and six houses completely razed down.
According to the commander, the move would enable him work in synergy with the local authority to mitigate the situation.
“’I have relocated the headquarters of OPSH here so we can work with the local authority.
“We will stay here until we stabilise the situation
“The governor is disturbed with the happenings, and that is why I am personally here to lead my troops.
“We won’t allow the situation to deteriorate further. We are not here to joke; and so we will be decisive, fair and firm,” Abubakar said.
NAN also reports that communities in Mangu have recently come under series of attacks, with many deaths recorded, properties and farmlands destroyed, and many persons currently displaced.