Military arrests 72 suspects, COAS blames elite, elders – Punch Newspapers


Friday Olokor, Jos

About 72 suspects, including two women, have been arrested by the military in connection with the recent violence in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the Special Military Taskforce, codenamed Operation Safe Haven, has said.

The military unit also dismissed what it described as “media hype” about fake soldiers in Jos, saying, “there is no fake soldier going from door to door. The dexterity exhibited by soldiers was what marvelled the criminals.”

“Yes, there are some criminals in black attire perpetrating violence that had been arrested as you can see them here, but they are not soldiers,” the OPSH stated.

The Commander of OPSH, Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu, while parading 27 suspects, in Jos on Wednesday evening, stated that although 72 persons were arrested, 30 had confessed to their crimes.

While condemning what he described as the conspiracy of silence…

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