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Military nabs five gun runners, kidnappers in Plateau

Troops had on July 24 apprehended gun runners during a clearance operation at Shimakar village in Shendam Local Government Area of the state.

• July 25, 2022
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A photo of Nigerian troops used to illustrate the story [PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard News]

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested three suspected gun runners and two kidnappers in different parts of Plateau.

Its spokesperson, Bernard Onyeuko, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Onyeuko said the troops had on July 24, apprehended three gun runners during a clearance operation at Shimakar village in Shendam Local Government Area of the state.

He named the suspects Julius Simon alias Bagga, 37, Wolta Zambai, 45, and Iliya Peter alias Doubok, 27. According to him, the suspects are currently undergoing investigation.

Mr Onyeuko said the troops on the same day arrested two kidnappers identified as Musa Usman, 27, and Adam Mohammed, 25, at Barkin Ladi.

He said the suspects confessed to have carried out several kidnapping activities in the general area, including the kidnap of one Jeremiah Elijah, 6, on July 21, adding that the suspects are in troops 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,” he said.


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