Southern Kaduna Killings: Army activity pressure arrests eight suspects, recovers ammunition

The Army Process Power chargeable for sustaining peace in Plateau State, elements of Southern Kaduna and Bauchi states, Operation Secure Haven (OPSH) has arrested eight suspects in reference to the killings within the Kaduna South Senatorial District,

Main Normal Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, Commander of OPSH, who paraded the suspects in Kafanchan on Monday, stated the arrest was a part of its effort to curtail the killings.

Okonkwo who was represented by Col. David Nwakonobi, the Commander, Sector 7 of the OPSH, stated six of the suspects had been arrested on August 5, 2020, at Lere Native Authorities Space; whereas two others had been arrested at Chawai, a village on the fringes of Kauru and Zangon Kataf Native Authorities Areas of the State.

In line with him, the arrest was primarily based on credible intelligence stories made out there to the OPSH.

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He stated, “In a bid to curb the current assaults and remoted killings in Southern Kaduna, our troops have continued to accentuate efforts geared toward curbing the menace and guaranteeing peace within the common space.

“On August 5, 2020, our troops performing on credible intelligence, apprehended six suspected militias at Lere LGA.

He added that “One domestically fabricated pump motion gun, two domestically made pistols, one 9mm ammunition, 4 machetes and two bikes had been discovered of their possession.

The Commander additional acknowledged that troops of OPSH in collaboration with members of the vigilante group additionally arrested two suspects at Chawai, a village between Kauru and Zangon Kataf LGAs.

In line with him, “One domestically pump motion gun, three cartridges, two cellphones and a dagger had been recovered from them.

Okonkwo additional acknowledged that the suspects had been profiled and a preliminary investigation carried out.

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He, nonetheless, stated the suspects could be handed over to the Police for additional investigation and prosecution.

Okonkwo additionally disclosed that one of many militias who was concerned within the current assaults within the space was killed.

“His lifeless physique was found at Kibori village throughout a rescue operation by our troops.

“We even have info on the id of a few of the hoodlums that carried out the final assault; we’re on the path and by the grace of God we’ll quickly get them,” he assured.

The Commander urged residents of the affected areas to be calm, law-abiding and help the OPSH in its bid to revive lasting peace to Southern Kaduna and environs.

The suspects paraded embrace; Abubakar Ali, Ali Amadu, Bawa Idi, Umar Dikko, Garba Damons, Mohammed Ibrahim, Adamu Joseph and William Barnabas.

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