Troops Nab 25 Criminals, Gun Runner in Jos–DMO

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have arrested 25 suspected criminals after raiding their hideouts within Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

One locally-fabricated pistol, loaded with one round of 9mm ammunition, was recovered during the course of the operation, said Maj. Gen. John Enenche.

He added that the substances, suspected to be Cannabis Sativa and other illicit drugs, were also recovered by troops.

Enenche, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO), also said troops of Operation Safe Haven, in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Services, Plateau State Command, on 16 September 2020, conducted a raid operation on hideouts of suspected gun runners at Kurgwi and Kwande communities of Qu’an Pan Local Government Area.

According to him, troops apprehended a suspected gun runner identified as Mr. Rayyanu Mohammed aka “Star”, with two single barrel guns, one fabricated rifle, one fabricated pistol, and 12 cartridges.

“It is noteworthy to mention that the suspect is a close associate of the notorious gunrunner Christopher Ngwu who was earlier arrested in Bakin Ciyawa village on 8 September 2020. Both suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the DSS team for further action,” he added.

The DMO Coordinator, who was speaking in Abuja during a press briefing on military operations, further said troops of Operation Safe Haven conducted another raid operation on suspected drug peddlers and criminal hideouts within Barkin Ladi town.

He noted that troops apprehended a notorious drug peddler, one Lawan Auwal, with large amounts of substances suspected to be Cannabis Sativa, amongst other illicit drugs.

“The suspect and exhibits have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action,” Gen. Enenche added.

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