Troops arrest couple's murder suspect and 11 others in Plateau

Troops arrest couple’s murder suspect and 11 others in Plateau

The Operation Safe Haven Squad (OPSH) of the Nigerian Army has arrested a suspect who murdered a couple in Kwi community in Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau.

Lt. Col. Ishaku Taqwa, Acting Deputy Director General, Army Public Relations, 3rd Division, Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, disclosed this at a press conference in Jos on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on August 14, armed suspects killed a newlywed couple, Ruwan Danladi, 37, and his wife Sandra, 28.

The couple, teachers at BECO Comprehensive Secondary School in Kwi, were killed on the fateful day when gunmen attacked the school.

Mr Takuwa explained that the suspects were arrested on November 18 at Tafawa community in Barkin Ladi due to the resilience and dedication of the force.

“You may recall that in August, gunmen stormed BECO Comprehensive Secondary School in Kwi City and killed a married couple who were teachers at the school.

“We launched an investigation and arrested Lukman Aminu, who was wanted for a number of criminal offenses.

“He was arrested in Tafawa village in Barkin Ladi and later confessed to committing the crime.”

“We are continuing to track down the remaining attackers and they will be brought to justice soon,” he said.

Taqwa said 11 other suspects were arrested on charges of murder, illegal manufacturing of weapons, among other crimes in the state.

He further said that the successes recorded by the task force were in accordance with the directives of the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) and the support of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) that criminals would be brought to justice irrespective of their status.

Mr. Taqwa also praised the Major General’s dedication. Special Forces Commander Abdulsalam Abubakar will ensure the security of lives and property of all residents of Plateau.

He said the troops recovered six rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one submachine gun, one rifle, one pistol and seven unfinished processed rifles from the suspects.

Other items recovered include a Lister generator, manufacturing materials, military kit, four cell phones and cash.


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