The Nigerian military says troops of Operation Safe Haven have apprehended 73 kidnappers, including bandits responsible for terrorising various communities in Plateau and Kaduna states.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman for the military task force, Captain Oya James in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Captain Oya said that most of the criminals were killed during operations which lasted about one week.
He said, “Troops of Operation Safe Haven on Operation Hakorin Damisa IV from 16 to 22 October 2023, neutralised suspected bandits and arrested 73 suspects in connection with kidnapping, criminal attacks, cattle rustling, gunrunning, farm destruction as well as recovered arms/ammunition and illicit drugs.
“On 18 October 2023, troops of Operation Hakorin Damisa IV arrested 16 suspects in connection with the murder of two women, Victoria Wetsan and Nagung Sale, while working on a farmland at Binkwaghas Village, Panyam District of Mangu LGA.
“Also on 19 October 2023, troops arrested two suspects, Mohammed Yusuf, and Aliyu Adamu, in connection with the isolated killing of one Yahaya Adamu at Kibul forest in the Riyom LGA of Plateau State.”