Army arrests member of gang that killed soldier

The suspect was arrested with several arms and ammunitions.

The suspect, Mohammed Bashir, is part of the gang that allegedly killed Corporal Mamman of Army Headquarters Special Forces on February 27.

In a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, on Monday, March 12, Bashir was arrested with arms and ammunitions.

The statement read, "In continuation of intensive patrol across the states following a report on criminal hideouts, on Sunday 11 March 2018 troops of Headquarters Commands Army Record supported by Army Headquarters Special Forces conducted a raid operation at Irovochinomi and Egee communities within Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

"During the operation one of the prime suspect by name Mohammed Bashir a member of the gang that allegedly killed Corporal Mamman of Army Headquarters Special Forces on 27 February 2018, was apprehended and the following items were recovered, 2 AK 47 rifles with registration number 58008731 and 45 rounds of 7.62mm special was recovered.

"A follow up on the operation led to recovery of additional 2 AK 47 rifles."

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