By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said its troops of Operation Safe Haven, have arrested five drug peddlers and two kidnappers in various areas in Plateau state.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, while giving update about the military operations in the country, Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, said the operation was conducted from 27 August, to 2 of September, 2020.
He said the drug peddlers were arrested when the troops conducted a robust night patrol within Angwan Duruwa area in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau state.
He added that the suspects were also caught with large quantity of substances suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and other illicit drugs.
“The suspects were duly profiled and have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.
Enenche added that on 28 August 2020, troops in conjunction with personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) Plateau State Command, conducted a raid at Unguwan Chiroma in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State and arrested 2 kidnappers/gunrunners with various blacksmith tools used in locally fabricating weapons.
“Both suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the DSS for further action.
“As part Of Civil Military Cooperation activities within the period, Headquarters Operation SAFE HAVEN held stakeholders meeting with community leaders in various parts of Plateau state.
“Areas covered include: Bassa, Jos, Barkin Ladi, and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State, and Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”