Troops arrest Kidnap kingpin in Kogi

Troops arrest Kidnap kingpin in Kogi

Monday, March 12, 2018 10:47 am

Mohammed Bashir

Nigerian Army has arrested one Mohammed Bashir it said was as a member of the kidnap gang that killed Corporal Mamman of Army Headquarters Special Forces during a rescue operation of a kidnap victim on 27 February 2018 in Okene area of Kogi state.

Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, said the suspect was arrested on Sunday 11 March 2018 by troops of Headquarters Commands Army Record supported by special forces in a raid operation at Irovochinomi and Egee communities within Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

He added that two AK 47 rifles with registration number 58008731 and 45 rounds of 7.62mm special were recovered from the suspect.

The Army spokesperson added that a follow up on the operation led to recovery of additional two AK 47 rifles.

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