Army Arrests Youths Over Plateau Attack, Recovers Arms

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The Nigerian Army has arrested some youths allegedly responsible for the mayhem in the Kerang Mangu area of Plateau State.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson of Operation SAFE HAVEN, Oya James, and shared on the Nigerian Army’s X handle on Friday.

According to the statement, not only did the perpetrators destroy and loot properties, but they also attacked Airforce Personnel enforcing the 24-hour curfew in Kerang Mangu.

The statement read, “We have successfully apprehended the perpetrators and seized a cache of dangerous weapons used in the attack.

“In a shocking act of aggression, the youth of Kerang Mangu launched an assault on our troops deployed to maintain peace and security during the curfew.

“This attack, which included firing at the troops’ patrol vehicles, posed a significant threat to the safety of both the military personnel and the community at large.

“During the subsequent operation to apprehend the attackers, the military successfully recovered a significant arsenal of weapons.”

The statement added that some of the seized items include, One AK-47 rifle, four locally fabricated automatic rifles, one locally made mortar bomb launcher, and seven empty shells of 7.62mm.

Other seized items include: One empty shell of a cartridge, one pistol magazine, 36 Boris, three rounds of 7.62mm, and seven rounds of 9 x 19mm.

The military also denounced this reckless and unlawful act of violence in the strongest possible terms.

It said such behavior not only endangers the lives of the dedicated troops but also undermines the peace and stability of the entire community.

The military has also assured the people of Plateau State that every effort will be made to ensure the safety and security of all law-abiding citizens.

Credit: X | HqNigerianArmy

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