The Military Special Task Force in Plateau, ‘Operation Safe Haven’, has deployed more troops to Rim-Dyem village in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, following Tuesday’s night attack that claimed eleven lives.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday in Jos, Spokesperson of the task force, Adamu Umar, said the entire area had been dominated by armed personnel to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
The gunmen ambushed local marketers and killed eleven persons and severely injured four others in the village.
“When we got wind of the attack, our men moved in immediately, unfortunately, before they arrived the scene the perpetrators had fled.
“But we have mobilised and deployed more personnel who are presently carrying out both foot and vehicular patrols.
“We are also carrying out aerial patrol using helicopters with a view to bringing down the perpetrators,” he said.