By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN
Military Information Officer OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa said that on sighting security personnel, members of the community came out en mass and barricaded the road leading to the community in a bid to prevent troops from gaining access to the community to carry out their lawful duty.
“All efforts to calm the crowd proved futile as they resorted to throwing stones and other dangerous objects at security personnel who kept their cool in the face of the unwarranted provocation.
“In order to prevent the situation from degenerating, the Comd OPSH Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali ordered the immediate withdrawal of the troops from the community.
“OPSH condemns the action of some members of Vom Community for obstructing the lawful performance of duty by security personnel, we wish to remind the people about the consequences of preventing the arrest and harbouring criminal elements in their community
“However, Operation SAFE HAVEN wish to call on the people never to attempt obstructing security agencies from the performance of their lawful duties. No one should be in doubt that troops would certainly effect the arrest of any person or persons suspected to be involved in any unwholesome activity considered capable of truncating the peace and security of the state and the nation at large.”