Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) has responded to recent news reports from Daily Post and Daily Trust online newspapers, clarifying the circumstances surrounding the detention of nine individuals traveling from Bauchi State to Nasarawa State on motorcycles through Jos during the Plateau State bye-election.
According to Captain Oya James, the Media Information Officer for Operation SAFE HAVEN, the troops received calls from concerned citizens on February 3, 2024, reporting a large convoy of individuals on motorcycles in Jos East on the day of the bye-election. In light of prevailing security challenges, the group was subsequently tracked and taken into protective custody for profiling.
After a thorough profiling process, it was determined that the travelers were innocent, and they were released to their family members within 48 hours, following necessary security checks.
Captain Oya James emphasized the importance of verifying information before dissemination, highlighting the potential dangers associated with spreading unverified details. The statement underscores that security agencies remain vigilant in tracking any activities detrimental to security to prevent potential harm to innocent civilians.
The public is urged to exercise caution and collaborate with security agencies by providing credible information to ensure the safety and security of peace-loving citizens. Operation SAFE HAVEN remains committed to maintaining peace and security in the region.