Operation Safe Haven neutralizes armed robbers, recovers rifles

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By Joy Odor

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the country, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN has quelled armed robbery incident along Bokkos-Barkin Ladi Road in Plateau State.

The  CoordinatorD, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General JOHN ENENCHE disclosed this in a press statement in Abuja.

He said the Troops deployed at Kuba while responding to a distress call on armed robbery operation yesterday 16 October 2020, along the road swiftly mobilized to the scene and had contact with the robbers.

According to him, during the encounter, troops overwhelmed the robbers thereby neutralizing one while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

Gen. Enenche added that items recovered include one locally fabricated rifle, 2 mobile handsets, 4 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one jack knife.

Currently the gallant troops have maintained vigilance in the general area to deny criminals freedom of action.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in country will sustain the offensive against all enemies of our Nation.

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