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Nigerian Troops kill Suspected Armed Robber, others in Plateau

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In a statement issued on Saturday by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the troops also injured several other suspected armed robbers during the encounter.

Troops of the Operation Safe Haven have killed a suspected armed robber in Barkin Ladi, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the defence spokesman, the incident which occurred on November 25 along  Angul Maraban Jama’a road, led to the recovery of one locally fabricated pistol.

“Troops on 25 November 2020, on night patrol came in contact with suspected armed robbers along Angul Maraban Jama’a road in Barkin Ladi,  Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State,” the statement partly read.

“During the encounter, one-armed robber was neutralized by their own troops. Items recovered in his possession was one locally fabricated pistol while others escaped with gunshot wounds.”

He also called on members of the public to avail the troops of timely information in order to rid the nation of the several security challenges.

SEE FULL STATEMENT HERE:

TROOPS OF OPERATION SAFE HAVEN NEUTRALIZES ARMED ROBBER IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out criminal activities in the North Central zone of the country, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN have continued to record remarkable successes. Troops on 25 November 2020, on night patrol came in contact with suspected armed robbers along Angul Maraban Jama’a road in Barkin Ladi, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. During the encounter, one armed robber was neutralized by own troops. Items recovered in his possession was one locally fabricated pistol while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action. The general public is thus encouraged to continue to provide credible information to the troops operating within their localities.

You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium with the photos attached for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

JOHN ENENCHE

Major General

Coordinator

Defence Media Operations

Defence Headquarters

28 November 2020.

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