The Defence Headquarters has denied media reviews that 4 individuals had been killed by troopers and their our bodies dumped in a pond in Jos throughout clampdown on looters of personal properties within the state.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a press release on Saturday, described such reviews as malicious and mischievous.
Enenche defined that the troopers hooked up to the Particular Process Pressure (STF), Operation Secure Haven (OPSH), had been by no means engaged in any skilled misconduct in stopping criminals from perpetrating crimes within the state.
He mentioned that troops in an try to cease hoodlums from looting the residence of the previous Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara on Oct. 25, solely arrested the perpetrators.
In accordance with him, the hoodlums and vandals invaded the personal property of the previous speaker at Lamingo, with a view to looting it.
“Consequently, troops of the STF, OPSH, that are saddled with the duty of sustaining peace and tranquillity in Plateau State and environs had been instantly deployed to carry the scenario below management.
“Guided by extant Guidelines of Engagement and Standing Working Procedures for such conditions, the extremely skilled troops arrived on the residence and apprehended a complete variety of 30 looters.
“Moreover, a complete of 114 hoodlums comprising 21 females and 93 males had been apprehended for looting,’’ he mentioned.
He recalled that Headquarters Operation Secure Haven briefed the press on the arrests which was broadly reported in numerous mainstream and on-line media.
“It’s worthy to say that the well timed intervention of our troops on the residence of the previous speaker ensured that the scenario was nipped within the bud.
“Thus, the story is a malicious and mischievous publication in opposition to the Nigerian Navy and Operation Secure Haven specifically, that has commendably fostered peace in Plateau State,” he mentioned.
Enenche additionally disclosed that 41 suspected hoodlums comprising six females and 35 males had been additionally arrested and thereafter launched after profiling.
“One, due to this fact, wonders the place there was capturing for a scenario that was managed professionally to carry the scenario below management.
“Consequently, the Defence Headquarters needs to commend the extremely skilled troops of Operation Secure Haven for his or her dedication to obligation.
“Members of most people are additionally assured of their security and are inspired to go about their lawful actions with none concern.
“Moreover, it’s all the time advisable for media organisations to confirm their details earlier than speeding to publish unfaithful and unverified tales,’’ he mentioned.