Eight Suspected Criminals Have Been Paraded By Nigerian Military With Recovered Weapons

Eight suspected criminal has been paraded by Nigerian Military with Recovered Weapons

The Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven paraded eight criminal suspects at the  Headquarters OPSH in Jos on Friday.

The suspects are allegedly linked to crimes, including the murder of one Dorathy Jonathan, gun manufacturing, gunrunning, attack and burning of Saint Raphael Catholic Church, and the killing of a herder in Kaduna State. 

This was disclosed in a statement on the official X handle of the Nigerian Army.

A wanted gunrunner, Napoleon John, was also arrested and further led troops to a concealed factory where arms of different caliber were sold by another miscreant, Monday Dunia, who confessed to having been in the business for more than five years fueling the crisis in Kaduna and Plateau States.

It was gathered that two other suspects were arrested for their involvement in the killing of a herder following a reprisal attack by locals over the killing of a farmer in Gora town. 

These two suspects, Hassan Mato and Ahmad Khalifa, were also arrested for attacking and burning Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Kaduna State, and killing a seminarian, Naaman Ngophe. 

The statement further read, “A total of 31 different caliber of weapons were recovered from the suspects including three AK 47 Riffles, five fabricated AK 47 Riffles, one pump action rifle and 10 locally fabricated pistols, eight fabricated revolvers rifle and three locally fabricated sub machine guns.”

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