Troops Eliminate Notorious Armed Robbers in Plateau

1. In continuation of reinvigorated, intensive clearance operations aimed at decisively curtailing armed banditry and other forms of criminality in the North Central and North-West regions of the country, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN have neutralized some notorious armed robbers around Rock Haven general area in Jos North LGA of Plateau State.

2. Sequel to actionable intelligence on the activities of a notorious armed robbery gang around Rock Haven general area in Jos North LGA of Plateau State on 2 July 2020, troops deployed tactically to the locality and engaged the robbers with superior firepower. Consequently, 2 of the criminals were neutralized while others fled in disarray, many with fatal bullet wounds. The corpses of the robbers, along with 2 locally fabricated pistols recovered, and other items stolen from their victims, have been handed over to the Nigerian Police authorities in Jos for further action.

3. The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria congratulates the gallant troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN for their dexterity and professionalism and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of criminals in the North Central Zone of the Country.

Major General
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
3 July 2020