Commander of Operation Safe Haven, Major General Austin Agundu, has paraded Timothy Zakka and 10 other suspects for cattle rustling and terrorising residents of Plateau State and the North Central since 2001.

The suspects were paraded at the Headquarters of Operation Safe Haven, Jos, Plateau State on Monday, January 28, 2019.

While parading the suspects, Agundu revealed a serving Corps member identified as Isa Abubakar with his primary area of assignment at Ancha Community School, Isukwuaito LGA of Abia State, was arrested in possession of 477 sachets of illicit drugs.

He also noted some of the suspects, who were in the possession of dangerous arms and ammunition, are cultists and drug peddlers.

“One of such militia kingpins is Mr. Timothy Zakka, aka Timaya, who had unleashed a reign of terror across Plateau and, perhaps, North Central region since 2001.

“The eventual arrest of ‘Timaya’ by Operation Safe Haven Special Operation team is a product of three months’ painstaking intelligence work, during which the notorious criminal had adopted varying styles to evade possible identification,” Agundu said.

The commander, however, advised community leaders to expose all criminal elements within their fold to avoid being treated as accomplices to criminals regarding the destruction of life and property in the Plateau.

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