Criminals Have no Hiding Place in Plateau state- Army

By Nokai Origin, Abuja

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, has declared that there is no hiding place again for criminals in Plateau State.

The COAS made this declaration on Tuesday, while commissioning multiple Civil-Military Relations projects executed by the Nigerian Army (NA) for returning communities displaced by crisis In Mangu LGA of Plateau State.

Represented by the General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar, the Army Chief recounted the successes recorded so far by troops of Operation HAKORIN DAMISA IV and urged members of the public to join hands with security agencies in fighting criminalities in the country.

Addressing the benefiting communities, the COAS said the Nigerian Army is passionate about the conditions of crisis-ravaged communities and decided to help in the reconstruction and resettlement process by renovating healthcare facilities, schools and provision of medical equipment.

Other projects include manual and solar powered boreholes to provide portable source of water for the communities.

He said the projects will serve as a beckon of hope to communities that benefitted from the gesture by the Nigerian Army.


He appreciated the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the immense support given to the Nigerian Army and appreciated the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa for his leadership and strategic guidance which were instrumental to the success of the NA.

The community leaders who spoke at the ceremonies, lauded the Nigerian Army for the gesture and promised  to make good use of the projects, while ensuring they were protected against damage.

They praised the troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN and the Nigerian Army for their unmatched efforts in fighting criminalities in Mangu general area and the country at large.

They equally pledged to upscale their support and cooperation to the troops in fighting all forms of criminalities.


The projects commissioned by the Chief of Army Staff include; the renovated Nomadic Primary School and borehole at Dan Hausa community, newly constructed solar powered borehole at Dungmunaan village, renovated primary healthcare centre with medical equipment, newly built borehole at Kyampus village and the newly constructed solar powered borehole at Gindiri community.