The Nigerian Army has vowed to deal decisively with armed men who have been terrorizing communities and killing law abiding citizens in parts of Plateau State.
The firm promise was given by the Commander Of Operation Safe Haven, Major General Augustine Agundu on Saturday while reacting to the murder of three soldiers working with the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven.
The Commander, who described the recent killings in the state as precarious and an act of lawlessness, assured that the troops are set to respond to the challenge decisively.
“The peace on the Plateau has been disrupted to a situation that is no longer acceptable. I lost some men yesterday because certain persons have decided to take laws into their hands.
“I have declared enough is enough. What happened in Barkin Ladi will never repeat itself again. I’ve locked down Barkin Ladi completely and no human being is going to cause further havoc in that local government.
“Whatever is going on in Barkin Ladi Local Government, Riyom Local Government, Bassa Local Government, Bokkos Local Government, that is enough. My troops are resolved to bring the situation decisively under control.”
General Agundu, according to Channels Television, disclosed further that the three soldiers were killed in action by some yet to be identified attackers, even as he lamented over the proliferation of arms in the Plateau.
He urged leaders of Plateau communities to get their youths to decorum so that residents of the communities can go about their business peacefully and without fear.