By Augustine Ehikioya
The Commander of the Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali, has reiterated that his troops will not rest on its oars until criminals and their collaborators are completely annihilated.
He made the remark on Saturday in response to the troops’ bursting of a drug syndicate and recovering of 320 blocks of Indian Hemp worth 9.5 million naira, which was concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV.
In a press statement by Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), the Commander of the Operation commended the troops for their vigilance, and “reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs”.
He added that “OPSH will not rest on its oars until criminals and their collaborators are annihilated”.
General Ali also urged “law abiding citizens to continue to support security agencies with credible information on criminal activities”.
On those arrested, the statement said “The suspects Ex. Sgt Patrick Kalu a retired Police Officer, 60 year old and Mr Friday Kalu 40 years old were nabbed by troops of OPSH during stop and search operation at Manchok Riyom road.
“They alleged that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance from Ondo State to Yola, Adamawa State.
“Items recovered from the suspects include 320 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis, a Toyota camry car with registration Number Abuja, ABC 214 HV, a Police identity card, 2 Nokia phones and two wallets containing Sixteen Thousand, One Hundred naira and another containing Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty Naira only.
“The suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Plateau State command for further investigation”, it stated.