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Three kidnappers neutralised in Jos by military taskforce

The gang is suspected to have masterminded the recent jailbreak at Jos prison.

• January 21, 2022
Nigerian Soldiers
Nigerian Soldiers

Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), have neutralised three notorious kidnappers in Jos.

Ishaku Takwa, the spokesperson for the task force, said in a statement on Friday in Jos, that the gang was suspected to have masterminded the recent jailbreak at Jos prison.

“Troops of OPSH, acting on credible intelligence, have neutralised a notorious gang of kidnap syndicate on the plateau.

“The syndicate has been on the watchlist of OPSH and believed to have masterminded the recent kidnapping incidences in the state, and participated in the recent jailbreak at the Jos custodial centre,” he said.

He explained that the gang was neutralised around Gyero, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

“The syndicate met its waterloo when our troops tracked the members to Gyero general area, where they usually meet plan how to carry out their nefarious activities.

“The kidnappers, on sighting the troops, opened fire; our troops responded with superior firepower resulting in the neutralisation of three members of the notorious gang,” Mr Takwa explained.

The media officer said items recovered from the syndicate included, one AK-47 Rifle, two AK-47 rifle magazines, 101 live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, and one tricycle.

He further listed other items to include; one Itel and one Tecno phones, two sharp knives, and two military head warmers.

(NAN)

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