The chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of `Operation Safe Haven’ to be aggressive and decisive in dealing with armed bandits and other criminal elements operating in Plateau State.

Buratai said a situation where innocent citizens were ambushed, abducted and killed indiscriminately should no longer be tolerated.

He gave the charge at a demonstration by the Special Forces newly inducted into the operation at Riyom Local Government Area of the state.

He, however, charged them to be professional, but combat ready at all times, noting that serious challenges still remain in the state in terms of the security.

The army chief said that the killings were still ongoing in the hinterland and other areas and directed the troops to penetrate those areas and clear the “doubt of the criminal elements.’’ (NAN)

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