Fleeing Bandit in Possession of Military Kits Nabbed on Transit to Ibadan




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Troops of the Nigerian Army, operating along Mokwa-Jebba road, have arrested a fleeing bandit during a stop and search operation along the road on Sunday.

The was effected at about 9:00pm, when the troops intercepted a car traveling from Zuru to Ibadan. The vigilant troops spotted an occupant of the vehicle, who claimed to be Sgt. Aminu Sule. Upon a body search, the occupant was found to be in possession of a pair of camouflage uniform, military boots, knife and substance suspected to be charms. On further interrogation, the confessed to be traveling to Ogbomosho in Oyo state.

He further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother who is a soldier. However, on closely scrutinizing the suspect, he was discovered to be fleeing from the ongoing operations in Niger state to a safe haven. The suspect was immediately apprehended and handed over to the police at Mokwa for further investigation. The heat on and criminal elements in Niger State has caused them to start fleeing to supposed safe heavens. Members of the public, particularly around Niger and contiguous states are therefore enjoined to be vigilant and any suspected of fleeing bandits to security agencies. Meanwhile, the (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, has assured abiding citizens of Niger State and indeed Nigeria of the safety of their lives and property. He further enjoined them to be wary of such sinister movements by fleeing bandits and continue to support the security agencies with useful information to enable them maintain and security of the country.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU

Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations 22 June 2021