Operation Save Haven (OPSH), deployed to restore law and order in Plateau State, on Sunday, has said that in keeping with the tradition of updating residents within its area of operational responsibility with developments as they occur, they have arrested members of the terrorist group and other criminals in various parts of the state.
OPHS, in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos on Sunday, said while the high profile suspects had been relocated out of town for investigation, other suspects will be handed over as soon as investigation is concluded on their cases for prosecution by appropriate security agencies.
The statement, which was signed by it media officer, Captain Ikediche Iweha, said members of the public are being requested to continue to maintain high vigilance especially around places where a large number of persons will be gathered.
According to him, park operators and managers, market unions, mosques, churches, schools and relaxation spots operators, are all enjoined to put in place security measures around their vicinity.
In other developments, following the report of the rustling of cattle belonging to one Alhaji Sale Bala of Lugare village, in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area on the 11 October, 2015, personnel of OPSH engaged the rustlers in a hot pursuit with exchange of fire, forcing the rustlers to abandon the loot. The cattle numbering 52 cows and 22 rams were shared into smaller groups to enable faster escape of the rustlers.
The statement added that the recovered cattle were handed over to the Alhaji Sale Bala in the presence of the Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Barkin Ladi. In the same vein, 14 cows belonging to Mr. Nanbol Nimyel of Pinau village, in Wase Local Government Area of the state, were also recovered from rustlers who carted away the cows at gun point.
“The rustlers were overpowered by superior fire power in the process of recovery, and the cows handed over to the chairman of Miyetti Allah cattle breeders association, Wase branch, for onward return to Mr. Nanbol”.
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