Army warns those harbouring plans to attack Jos Community to desist -GCFRNG

Army warns those harbouring plans to attack Jos Community to desist -GCFRNG

Says troops don’t negotiate, we deal with gunmen.

Authorities from the Special Military Task Force in Jos, Operation Safe Haven, said late Friday that their troops deployed to various villages and communities on the plateau have stepped up their early response to distress calls warning that the STF will not will hesitate to attack anyone. plan an attack on any community or harbor criminals in their communities.

The warning came in the context of alleged information that gunmen asked Operation Safe Haven troops deployed to an unspecified village in Bassa to leave the community before the planned attacks.

A statement on behalf of the STF commander, Major General Ibrahim Ali, also said that the accusation that the troops continued to negotiate with the armed men to prevent attacks in that village was false, noting: “To be clear, the troops did not They negotiate with the armed men, rather we deal with them decisively.

The signed statement. And Major Ishaku Takwa, Military Information Officer, was titled “Re: Gunmen call on troops to vacate the Plateau community before planned attack”

It read: “Operation Safe Haven has taken note of an online report circulating on social media since October 28, 2021 written by a certain Femi Owolabi, where he alleged that armed men called on Operation Safe Haven troops deployed in an unspecified village in Bassa who left the community before the planned attacks.

“It was also alleged that the troops began to negotiate with the gunmen to prevent attacks against that village.

“While OPSH would not want to unite problems with this false trader, it is instructive to state that the report is baseless, laced with falsehood and the author’s fictitious imagination.

“To be clear, the troops do not negotiate with the gunmen, rather we deal with them decisively.

“Additionally, troops deployed to various villages and communities have stepped up their early response to calls for help and will not hesitate to attack anyone planning an attack or harboring criminals in their communities.

“OPSH, therefore, calls on journalists, especially those writing from out of state, to make an effort to confirm their report before it goes to press.

“Furthermore, merchants in crisis who fan the embers of violence and panic must be guided by the type of narrative they present to the public.

“The presentation of the armchair writers in the report remains an elusive fiction intended to cause panic and harm among the law-abiding persons of the Plateau State, so it should be ignored in its entirety.

“We also urge members of the public to be wary of those wrongdoers who are frustrated with the gradual return of the state to its glory.

“The Operation is based on a cause and will not be distracted by the antics of evil criminals whose business action is to sell unfounded rumors and cause panic.

“While thanking the good people of the state for providing timely information to security agents, OPSH Commander Major General Ibrahim Ali urged all stakeholders to continue to be ambassadors of peace until the state returns to the path of peace.

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