Troops Of Operation Safe Haven Intercept Ammunition In Jos

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) has intercepted 2 suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.


A statement by the Military Information Officer, Major Takwa Ishaku said the suspect ran out of luck when the driver of the car attempted to maneuver the military check point located at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi – Jos in Plateau State but their car hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of one.


Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old serving police traffic warden drove the vehicle and Mr Nengak Daniel, a 60 year old were intercepted by the troops during stop and search operation at the checkpoint. The body of the deceased suspect have been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is undergoing further interrogation.


Items recovered from the suspects include; a Toyota Pathfinder car, a cash sum of N205, 070.00 only, one empty case of ammunition, one Dagger, a torchlight and 3 Techno phones. Others are; National identity card, 3 wraps of a substance suspected to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.


The Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Ibrahim Ali while commending the troops for their vigilance, reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs.


He also urged law abiding citizens to continue with their normal daily activities as troops are working round the clock to ensure crime free society.


General Ali further enjoined members of the public not to relent in supporting security agencies with credible information to stem criminal activities in the state.


Source: Voice of Nigeria