Troops Arrest Suspected Bandit With Military Kits, Hand Him Over to Police

Troops Arrest Suspected Bandit With Military Kits, Hand Him Over to Police

  • A suspected bandit is now in the custody of the police after he was caught by Nigerian troops along Mokwa-Jebba road
  • The suspect who was traveling to Ogbomoso was caught with military kits which he claimed belonged to his brother
  • According to the Army, the criminal was fleeing from the ongoing operations in Niger state to a safe haven

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A suspected bandit has been caught by troops of the Nigerian Army, operating along Mokwa-Jebba road.

According to the Nigerian Army on its Facebook page, the bandit was caught when troops intercepted a car traveling from Zuru to Ibadan.

A suspected bandit with military kits has been arrested
Troops have arrested a suspected bandit. Photo: Nigerian Army
Source: Facebook

The suspect when caught claimed to be Sgt. Aminu Sule. He was caught 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 Ogbomosho in Oyo state. He further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother who is a soldier.

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The Army, after scrutinising the suspect, discovered that he is 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.

Sheik Gumi has urged the FG to negotiate with the bandits

Meanwhile, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, a Kaduna-based popular Islamic cleric, has reacted to the recent kidnapping of some school children in the northern parts of the country.

In an exclusive interview with The Punch, the fiery cleric stated that there are about 100,000 armed bandits in the northwest alone.

Gumi said the bandits kidnapping school pupils were disappointed that he negotiated with them without the involvement of the federal government.

Bandits kill 30 vigilantes Niger state

In another report, tragedy struck in Niger state when about 30 members of a vigilante group were killed in a gun duel with armed bandits in Magama local government area.

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Nigerian Tribune reports that the tragic incident was said to have occurred in some communities within the local government during the weekend.

Safiyanu Ibeto, chairman of Mariga Magama council confirming the incident on Monday, June 21.

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Four abducted Kebbi students killed

Meanwhile, had previously reported that troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday, June 18, exchanged gunfire with the armed bandits who kidnapped some Kebbi students.

It was reported that the deputy force commander of the Joint Task Force in the northwest region, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir, made this known in Zamfara state on Friday.

Some armed bandits abducted an unspecified number of students from the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, in Kebbi state, on Thursday, June 17.


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