Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) have continued to dominate the Joint Operational Area with aggressive patrols and sustained coordinated operations against kidnappers, armed and bandits.
On 24 December 2020 at about 8:00am, troops of OPSH following a tip off arrested a notorious armed robbers, Mr Samaila Bayers at Bayan, Gidan Waya in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Similarly on the same day, at about 11:11pm, the gallant troops also swiftly responded to a report of sporadic shootings around Kamuru Chawai Ward, Damakasuwa District in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The timely response by the troops forced the bandits attempting to attack Angwan Rimi Village to abandon their mission. The clearance operation is still ongoing to deny the armed bandits freedom of action
In a related development, on 24 December 2020, at about 8:00pm, troops of OPSH on patrol responded to an armed robbery attack on a private Sharon Vehicle heading from Abuja to Dogon – Fili, along Road Aboro in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The armed robbers ran out of luck as the troops neutralized one of them while other escaped with gunshot wounds. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend the escaped armed robbers. Sadly, the criminals had shot the driver of the vehicle, Mr Richard Sabo before arrival of the troops.
All major routes in and out of the operational area are manned by troops and dominated by patrols to prevent attacks and robbery incidents as much as possible.
OPSH therefore assure the populace within its JOA of its determination ensure peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations in its operational area. Law abiding citizens are encouraged to give timely information to help the troops respond effectively. Signed by Major Shitu Media and information officer Operation safe Haven.