Plateau killings: More security personnel deployed

Plateau state on map
Plateau state on map

The Military Special Task Force in Plateau, `Operation Safe Haven’, said it had deployed more troops to Rim-Dyem village in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, following Tuesday’s night attack that claimed eleven lives.

The spokesperson of the task force, Adamu Umar, said this while addressing journalists on Wednesday in Jos.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that gunmen ambushed local marketers and killed eleven persons and severely injured four others in the village.

According to Mr. Umar, the entire area had been dominated by armed personnel to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

“When we got wind of the attack, our men moved in immediately; unfortunately, before they arrived the scene the perpetrators had fled.

“But we have mobilised and deployed more personnel who are presently carrying out both foot and vehicular patrols.

“We are also carrying out aerial patrol using helicopters with a view to bringing down the perpetrators,” he said.

The spokesperson said no arrest had been made, but assured that the task force would do all within its powers to track and arrest those behind the heinous act.

He appealed to the people of the town not to take the law into their hands but report any suspicious movements to the security agencies.

He also charged them to go about their normal activities without fear of any intimidation.

(NAN)


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  • Frank Bassey

    The same security personnel who gathered indigenes of a community in a school hall, pretending to offer them security from the ravaging Fulani herdsmen, only to desert them in the night for the Fulani herdsmen to slaughter the helpless citizens. The security personnel, shamelessly claimed that the Fulani herdsmen overwhelmed them. Our Presidency was silent.