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Troops nab suspected killer of couple, 11 others in Plateau

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) of the Nigerian Army have arrested a suspected killer of a couple in Kwi Community, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau

Lt.-Col. Ishaku Takwa, the acting deputy director of army public relations of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, disclosed this at a news conference on Saturday in Jos.

On August 14, suspected gunmen killed a newly married couple, one Rwang Danladi, 37 and his wife, Sandra, 28.

The couple, both teachers of BECO Comprehensive Secondary School, Kwi, were killed when gunmen stormed the school on that fateful day.

Mr Takwa explained that the suspect was arrested on November 18 in Tafawa community of Barkin Ladi, following the resilience and commitment of the troops.

”You will recall that in August, gunmen forced themselves into BECO Comprehensive Secondary School, Kwi, and killed a couple, who are both teachers in the school.

”We commenced an investigation and arrested one Lukman Aminu, who has been on our wanted list for numerous criminal offences.

”He was arrested at Tafawa village in Barkin Ladi and has since confessed to committing the crime.

”We are on the trail of the remaining attackers, and they will be brought to justice soon,” he said.

Mr Takwa said that eleven other suspects were arrested for murder and illegal manufacturing of weapons, among other crimes in the state.

He further said that the successes recorded by the task force followed the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the support of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) that criminals, irrespective of their status, are brought to justice.

Mr Takwa also commended the commitment of Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, the commander of the task force, to ensure the safety of lives and property of all residents in Plateau.

He said that the troops recovered six rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one sub-machine gun, one rifle, one pistol and seven unfinished fabricated rifles from the suspects.

Other items recovered include a lister generator, fabricating materials, military kits, four mobile phones and cash.

(NAN)