Plateau Violence: Defence Headquarters deploys additional Special Forces


The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has authorized the deployment of additional Special Forces to Plateau State to beef up the strength of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

According to the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, “the additional troops which arrived Jos, capital of Plateau State on Monday were received and briefed by the Commander OPSH, Major General AM Atolagbe on their new assignment”.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria  while assuring law abiding citizens of Plateau state of their safety cautioned “misguided youths who have offered themselves to be used as thugs” to desist or face the “full weight of the law”. 

The Armed Forces also warned herdsmen and farmers “not to take laws into their hands; rather suspected persons should be reported promptly to security agencies”.