Terrorist: Police prepared to uphold stability and security in Plateau
According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in Abuja, 24 terrorists in the North East have been killed by troops on the front lines, while 501 have turned themselves in during the past two weeks along with their families.
Additionally, 40 arrests were reportedly made by troops during the week under consideration.
Maj-Gen. Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations (DMO), revealed this yesterday in Abuja at the biweekly media briefing.
Danmadami said that via intensive aerial and ground patrols of logistical lines and mobility corridors, Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) forces in the North East maintained their aggressive stance against Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants.
According to him, “in support of this, troops conducted operational activities at identified Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist camps and enclaves at high grounds, villages, and forests within Gwoza, Bama, Jere, Nganzai, Damboa, Askira Uba, Kaga, Kuzamala, and Monguno local councils of Borno State, as well as Gulani and Bade local councils of Yobe State, which yielded remarkable successes.”
He claims that on April 9, 2023, forces stormed suspected terrorist hideouts in the Borno local councils of Askira Uba, Gwoza, and Damboa in response to reliable information.
According to reports, during the operations, the troops came into touch with the terrorists. As a result of their interactions, four terrorists were neutralized, while others managed to escape with bullet wounds.
“Troops destroyed their encampments and camps, then made use of the nearby bushes to free 136 civilians, including 46 women and 90 children.
He listed other items, including “two AK-47 rifles, six AK-47 magazines, four Dane guns, five rounds of special 7.62mm ammunition, six bicycles, 96 cattle that had been robbed, two pairs of Boko Haram terrorist uniforms, and four solar panels.”
In the meantime, Bartholomew Onyeka, the commissioner of police for Plateau State Command, has adjusted security tactics to guarantee a peaceful Eid al-Fitr celebration throughout the state.
The command asked the peace-loving residents of Plateau for their customary support and assistance in maintaining law and order throughout the festivities.
In a statement released yesterday by DSP Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the CP assured Plateau residents of sufficient protection and safety throughout the celebration.
The Police Mobile Force (PMF), Conventional Tactical Unit (CTU), Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD), and Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) of the command, according to Onyeka, have all been deployed to all Eid prayer locations, recreation centers, parks, and other public areas throughout the state.
He reminded the populace that the prohibition on the sale and use of explosives and fireworks “is still in force” and that anyone who violated it would be subject to the full power of the law.
The usage of tricycles (kekes) is completely prohibited on Sallah day in the state’s two largest cities, Jos and Bukuru, the official cautioned.