Bandit Fleeing to Ibadan Arrested by Troops


Troops operating on Mokwa-Jebba Road have arrested a fleeing bandit during a stop and search operation on.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the arrest was made about 9:00pm, when the troops intercepted a car traveling from Zuru to Ibadan.

According to the statement, “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 uniforms, military boots, knife and substances suspected to be charms.

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“On further interrogation, the suspect confessed to be traveling to Ogbomoso in Oyo State and further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother who is a soldier. However, on closely scrutinising the suspect, he was discovered to be fleeing from the ongoing operations in Niger State to a safe haven.

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