Men of the Special Task Force (STF) code named Operation Safe Haven yesterday foiled an armed attack on a Plateau State University student village in Bokkos.

A source whose daughter was an eyewitness said the attackers stormed the community around 10pm shooting sporadically until the intervention of the STF.

He said, "My daughter is a student there. She called around 10pm last night telling me that Fulani had invaded the community where most students of PLASU reside and there were sounds of gunshots all over.

"Some moments later, I called and she said security men had arrived and they could see the attackers running to nearby bushes. This morning she said the security had to keep watch all night."

Confirming the incident, spokesman of the STF, Major Umar Adams said the attack was an armed robbery operation which the university authorities alerted the Bokkos STF station to.

"We have established a good relationship with the university community and therefore when it happened, they called on us and we were able to respond to the situation swiftly," he said.

According to him, two students sustained varying degrees of injuries from the beatings received from the robbers until the STF intervention.

He however confirmed that no property or life was lost as a result of the timely information sent to the STF.

"That is why we always appeal that members of the public should always avail us timely and accurate information to enable us respond to any challenge of insecurity," Maj. Umar said.

He appealed to the general public to cooperate with the Force to enable it deliver on its mandate.