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Operation Safe Haven Arrest 17 Suspected Kidnappers

Operation Safe Haven, maintaining law and order innplateau state has apprehended 23 Suspected criminals for various offences.

The suspected Kidnappers were apprehended at Lishin village in Pengana Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State when they attempted to kidnap one Gambo Yawuro at his residence.

The commander explained that the suspects who are from Kaduna, Bauchi, Plateau and Kano states had with them 7 motorcycles which they use as their getaway mode of transport, a locally fabricated rifle, 13 cutlasses, 3 daggers, 15 cell phones and assorted charms.


“On February 24, own troops in conjunction with personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on routine patrol along Shendam-Lafia road in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau, intercepted a passerby, one Mr Wisdom Dunyel, with a Harrisburg pistol loaded with seven rounds of 9mm ammunition.

“Also, on March 16, we received a distress call on a attempted kidnap of one Alhaji Gambo Yawuro at his residence in Lishin, Jengre community in Pengana, Bassa local government area.

The commander said “Troops in collaboration with the members of vigilante and locals foiled the attempt and arrested these 17 suspects".

A four-member Armed robbery syndicate group who robbed a lady and threw her out of a moving tricycle were also arrested while carrying out their operation along Haske-Lamingo in Jos North local government area of Plateau.

The troops also arrested a passerby, one Mr Wisdom Dunyel, with a Harrisburg pistol loaded with seven rounds of 9mm ammunition while on routine patrol.


The Commander who presented the suspects at the headquarters of Operation safe Haven said the suspects had been investigated and would soon be charged to court.

He assured members of the public of the commitment and determination of the task force toward ensuring the return of lasting peace to Plateau and other areas of its operations..

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