Troops of OPSH recover 110 weapons, arrest 271 suspects over various offences


Troops of Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have arrested 271 suspects for committing various offences within its areas of responsibility.

The Deputy Commander of OPSH, DCP Terzungwe Iyela, presented the suspects and recovered weapons to newsmen on Friday in Jos.

According to him, troops of the operation also recovered 1,161 pieces of ammunition and rescued 79 kidnap victims within the period under review.

He explained that suspects were arrested over kidnapping, armed robbery, and banditry, among other crimes.

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”79 civilians were rescued from kidnappers and armed robbers, while a total of 100 different calibres of weapons and 1,161 ammunition were recovered from the suspected criminals.

”Troops also neutralised 13 armed criminals and arrested 271 suspects for offences related to kidnapping, armed robbery, gun running, banditry, farm destruction, vandalism and other sundry crimes, ” he said.

Iyela pointed out that it had charged 33 suspects in court, dismantled two arms fabrication factories and recovered 554 cattle from rustlers.

He reiterated the commitment of troops of OPSH toward ensuring the security of lives and property in the state.


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