From Molly Kilete, Abuja
Soldiers on internal security operations in Plateau State have arrested three suspected gunrunners and two kidnappers in Shimakar and Barkin Ladi, villages in the State.
The soldiers from Operation Safe Haven, were also said to have recovered some weapons from the suspects.
Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko, who made the disclosure in a statement, yesterday, said: “Troops of Operation Safe Haven have continued to sustain their operational tempo in their area of operation. Notably, on July 24, 2022, troops on clearance operation arrested three suspected gun runners at Shimakar village, Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, namely; Mr Julius Simon (alias Bagga) – 37 years; Mr Wolta Zambai – 45 years, and Mr Iliya Peter (alias Doubok) 27 years. The suspects are currently undergoing investigation.
“Similarly, on the same day, troops arrested two kidnappers; Alhaji Musa Usman, 27 years and Adam Mohammed, 25 years, at Barkin Ladi, Plateau State. The suspects confessed to have carried out several kidnapping activities in the general area, including the kidnap of one Master Jeremiah Elijah, a six-year-old, which took place on July 21, 2022.
The suspects are in custody undergoing further interrogation.
“The military high command commends troops of Operation Safe Haven and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.”