It was reported by the Nigerian Army that its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road intercepted a fleeing bandit, on Sunday, in a vehicle travelling from Zuru to Ibadan during a stop-and-search operation.
The army’s spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Nwachukwu explained that the
“vigilant” troops spotted an occupant of the vehicle, who claimed to be “Sgt. Aminu Sule.”
He added that the suspect had a pair of camouflage, military boots, a knife and substance suspected to be charms.
He said on further interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he was traveling to Ogbomosho and further claimed that the uniform and boots belonged to his brother, who was a soldier.
According to the report of the army, the suspect was fleeing from the ongoing military operations in Niger to a safe haven.
The army statement further said the troops handed over the fleeing bandits to the police at Mokwa for further investigation.