Nigerian Army Arrest Bandit in Military Uniform With Charms Heading to Oyo State

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Gallant men of the Nigerian Army along the Mokwa-Jebba Road have arrested an on the run bandit during a stop and search operation along the road.

The bandit was heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, in a release on Tuesday, said the bandit was nabbed in the late hours of Sunday when the troops intercepted a car travelling from Zuru to Ibadan.

Personnel of the Nigerian army spotted an occupant of the vehicle, who claimed to be a military man, Sergeant Aminu Sule.

Nwachukwu added, “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 suspect confessed to be traveling to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

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“He further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother who is a soldier.”

The army PRO noted that after closely scrutinising the suspect, he was discovered to be fleeing from the ongoing operations in Niger State to a safe haven.

He said, “The suspect was immediately apprehended and handed over to the police at Mokwa for further investigation.

“The heat on bandits and other criminal elements in Niger State has caused them to start fleeing to supposed safe havens. Members of the public, particularly around Niger and contiguous states are therefore enjoined to be vigilant and report any suspected movement of fleeing bandits to security agencies.

“Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, has assured law-abiding citizens of Niger State and indeed Nigeria of the safety of their lives and property.

Source: SaharaReporters

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