Military taskforce denies killing two youths in Plateau


By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

A Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), operating in Plateau State, has denied killing two youths in Riyom Local Government Area of the State.

It dismissed reports linking to the death of the youths as unfounded and aimed at discrediting the outfit.

The victims identified as Jerry Bitrus, 28, and Joseph Davou, 32, respectively, were reportedly killed last Sunday, by gunmen in the area.

Locals had accused personnel of the Military outfit of complicity in the killing, which has drawn condemnations from citizens and politicians in the state.

But reacting to the allegation, OPSH, insisted that it has nothing to do with the death of the youths, explaining that rather, its personnel on patrol were drafted to the area on receipt of a distress call about the incident.

It therefore advised the general public to disregard the allegation which it described as baseless in its entirety.

Exonerating itself of the development,…



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