Troops of the Nigerian Army alongside the Mokwa-Jebba Road have arrested a fleeing bandit throughout a cease and search operation alongside the highway.
He was mentioned to be heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
The military mentioned on Tuesday morning that the bandit was arrested on Sunday round 9pm, when the troops intercepted a automotive travelling from Zuru to Ibadan.
The vigilant troops noticed an occupant of the automobile, who claimed to be a army man, Sergeant 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 suspect confessed to be traveling to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
“He further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother who is a soldier,” the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, mentioned in a launch on Tuesday.
Nwachukwu famous that after carefully scrutinising the suspect, he was found to be fleeing from the continuing operations in Niger State to a protected haven.
He mentioned, “The suspect was instantly apprehended and handed over to the police at Mokwa for additional investigation.
“The warmth on bandits and different prison parts in Niger State has triggered them to start out fleeing to supposed protected havens. Members of the general public, notably round Niger and contiguous states are due to this fact enjoined to be vigilant and report any suspected motion of fleeing bandits to safety businesses.
“Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya, has assured law-abiding residents of Niger State and certainly Nigeria of the security of their lives and property.
“He additional enjoined them to be cautious of such sinister actions by fleeing bandits and proceed to assist the safety businesses with helpful data to allow them keep peace and safety of the nation.”