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Military declares 11 wanted over Plateau killings
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 31 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The Military Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau State has declared eleven persons wanted.

The Deputy Commander of Operation Safe Haven, Tezungwe Iyua disclosed this during a press conference in Jos on Friday

According to him, the persons declared wanted were all males.

They include Muhammadu MP, Muhammed MOPOL, Rabiu Ibrahim, Buba Sobe, Senfos Gaine, Nahaska Boderi, Dudi Mohammadu, Habu Mohammadu, Ja’afaru Matakala, Hassan Waje and Sanusi Dafor.

Iyua said the suspects were declared wanted in connection with various attacks that left several persons dead and properties destroyed in various parts of the state.

The Deputy Commander said, “Operation SAFE HAVEN has continued to take proactive steps towards securing lives and property in the Joint Operations Area. These efforts have been occasionally derailed by activities of enemies of peace. The attack on parts of Barkin Ladi, and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State, on the Christmas Eve of 2023, is a case in focus

“Also, while concerted efforts were being made to restore peace and stability in the area, some other criminals struck in parts of Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas on 19 – 20 April 2024 and 8 May 2024 which resulted in the loss of lives and property.

“In line with the mandate of Operation SAFE HAVEN, we have not rested on our oars in the efforts to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to face justice. In this regard, we have sustained intelligence-led operations which led to the neutralisation of contact with some of the perpetrators as well as the arrest of most of the criminals who participated in the attacks.

“For those still at large over time we exploited the use of technology to conduct forensic examinations which revealed their identities. Consequently, the nine persons are wanted for questioning for their complicity in attacks at different locations in Plateau State”

The Deputy Commander urged anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects to kindly contact Operation SAFE HAVEN, the Nigerian Police Force and the Department of State Services

He said a handsome reward awaits any person or group of persons who provide useful information leading to the arrest of any of the wanted suspects.

“Let me also seize this opportunity to reiterate, that security agencies will not leave any stone unturned in their quest to bring perpetrators of violence to face justice in line with extant laws.

“We therefore urge the public to continue to collaborate and avail security agencies with credible information, that will aid in securing law-abiding citizens in Plateau State and environs”, he added


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