The military taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in Plateau State has disclosed that its fight against bandits in the state is yielding positive results.
The spokesperson for the Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa made this known while speaking in Jos in Monday after the troops of the taskforce killed eight bandits in clearance operation which they carried out in Wase Local Government Area on Sunday,
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.
He noted that the activities of the bandits had 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.
Takwa said, 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.
In the past, we had done similar exercises and the people were going about their normal businesses, but it appears that the bandits have regrouped and are disturbing the peace in the local communities.