Troops of Operation Safe Haven killed a total of four persons during two separate attacks on miners and travellers in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
It was learnt that the two incidents, which happened on Tuesday at Yelwa-Zangam community and the Jos-Jingir road, also left three other persons injured.
Confirming the two attacks in a statement on Wednesday, the Military Information Officer of the Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa said “Operation SAVE HAVEN received a distress call on civil unrest that ensued between Fulani herders and miners at Yelwa Zangam general area of Jos North LGA in the early hours of Tuesday 15 February 22. Also, in the late hours of the same day, a vehicle conveying passengers was attacked along road Jos-Jingir.
“Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN swiftly responded to both incidents and brought the situation under control. Unfortunately, one person was killed and another injured at the mining site. On the unfortunate attack on commuters, three persons lost their lives, 2 other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries and 6 others were rescued
“While condemning the violence, the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Maj Gen Ibrahim Ali commiserated with the families of the victims of the unfortunate incidents.
“While assuring that everything would be done to bring perpetrators of the violence to book, General Ibrahim Ali urges law-abiding citizens to remain calm as troops are already on the trail of the perpetrators of the attacks”