Operation Safe Haven Apprehends 34 Suspects in Peacekeeping Mission

Operation Safe Haven Apprehends 34 Suspects for Illegal Activities

They have apprehended 34 individuals suspected of various criminal activities, as reported by Capt. James Oya, the operation’s media officer.

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a special military task force responsible for maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have apprehended 34 individuals suspected of engaging in illegal arms trade, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other criminal activities.

Successful Arrests in Distinct Operations

The successful arrests were the result of distinct operations conducted in different areas under Operation Safe Haven’s jurisdiction.

These operations were carried out between October 22 and October 29, as clarified by Capt. Oya.

According to him, the successful arrests were made during distinct operations carried out in various locations falling under the jurisdiction of Operation Safe Haven.

Capt. Oya further clarified that these operations took place between October 22 and October 29.

Variety of Suspects and Rescues

The arrests encompassed a range of suspects involved in different criminal activities.

Seven individuals were suspected of kidnapping, four of gunrunning, and three of attacks on villages.

Additionally, three suspects were apprehended for cattle rustling, two for illicit drug peddling, and four for involvement in attacks on vulnerable communities.

“We rescued three kidnap victims and responded to 36 distress calls within the period under review,” he said.

Legal Proceedings and Community Support

The suspects will face legal charges once investigations are complete.

OPSH Commander, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, has urged residents in the areas under the operation’s purview to support its efforts in addressing security challenges.

He assured the community of the operation’s commitment to providing continuous security for lives and property.

The army spokesperson said that the suspects would be charged to court when investigations are concluded, noting that OPSH Commander, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar had called on residents of its areas of operation to support its bid towards tackling security challenges currently confronting them.

Oya said that the commander had assured the people of its readiness to provide adequate security of lives and property at all times.

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