Military task force arrests 123 hoodlums in Plateau for Vandalizing, looting public properties

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A Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven which is maintaining peace in Plateau State has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in Jos.

The Commander of the task force, Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo presented the suspects to newsmen in Jos.


Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the State Government to perpetrate the criminal act.


He said some of the suspects were arrested while looting properties at the Plateau Agricultural and Development Agency, located at Dogon Dutse of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.


He said others were arrested while trying to vandalise and loot private shops in the West of Mines area of the locality.


The commander said the arrest was aimed at curbing all forms of criminality in the state, adding that it would also serve as a deterrent to others.


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