Hope James


The Military task force in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau State has said that its fight against bandits in the state is yielding positive results.

Speaking with newsmen in Jos on Monday after the troops of the taskforce killed eight bandits in a clearance operation which was carried out in Wase Local Government Area on Sunday, the spokesman for the Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa, said a situation where the bandits would chase locals and force them to vacate their communities would no longer be tolerated in any part of the state, where the activities have caused so much havoc, particularly in the rural areas.

According to him, the clearance operation against the bandits which he said started last Saturday, would continue until the bandits are completely defeated.

“Our men, in conjunction with the local hunters, conducted a clearance operation in Sabongari general area of Wase LGA. The exercise started on Saturday, and on Sunday, eight of the bandits were killed during the operation”. He said.