In a daring operation, troops from Operation SAFE HAVEN demonstrated their unwavering commitment to protecting citizens as they successfully neutralized a group of bandits in Mangu Local Government Area (LGA). The combat team swiftly responded to a distress call, only to be met with an ambush along the Mangun-Pushit-Mangu road, believed to have been orchestrated by the miscreants causing unrest in the area.
With remarkable professionalism and decisiveness, the troops cleared the ambush, resulting in the neutralization of three bandits. Additionally, they seized three AK 47 rifles, 14 rounds of 7.62 Special rounds, a motorcycle, and a Constabulary Police ID card. Although some of the criminals managed to escape, it is believed that they sustained gunshot wounds during the encounter.
Major General AE Abubakar, the Commander of Operation SAFE HAVEN and General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division, reiterated the Nigerian Army’s unwavering determination to fulfill its mandate within the boundaries of the law. He emphasized that the protection of citizens’ lives and property remains of paramount importance. With the relocation of the headquarters to Mangu LGA, prompt response to distress calls has become a top priority. Several combat teams have been strategically deployed to remote areas within the local government to enhance rapid response capabilities.
Captain Oya James, the Media Information Officer for Operation SAFE HAVEN, relayed the details of the successful operation. The swift and effective action by the troops serves as a testament to their commitment to maintaining peace and security in the region. The Nigerian Army, under Operation SAFE HAVEN, stands firm in its resolve to confront and eliminate any threats posed by criminal elements, safeguarding the well-being of the populace.
The operation serves as a reminder that the military’s dedication to upholding justice and protecting citizens from harm remains unwavering. The successful neutralization of the bandits in Mangu LGA marks another significant milestone in the fight against criminality and violence, bringing hope and reassurance to the local community. The operation’s success stands as a testament to the military’s relentless pursuit of peace and security in the region, restoring confidence and allowing citizens to go about their daily lives without fear.