Army arrests 5 robbers in action, teenage Boko Haram hostage

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Zainab Mohammed: 15 year-old and ex- Boko Haram hostage arrested in Gubia

By Johnson Eyiangho

Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade deployed in operation Lafiya Dole have intercepted a 15 year-old girl, who claimed to have escaped from a Boko Haram camp.

Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman said the teenager, identified as Zainab Mohammed was intercepted at Gubia, while repelling a terrorist attack. The hostage will be handed over to the appropriate authority on completion of investigation, he said.

Chukwu, in another statement also disclosed the arrest of five robbers at Felele, along Lokoja – Okene highway.

Chukwu said the robbers were caught wearing military camouflage and robbing innocent commuters.

The robbery suspects arrested in Lokoja, Kogi state

Chukwu said three of them – Saviour Denis, 39 years, Isaac Donald, 35 years and Joseph Isah, 35 years were arrested while one Atsen was killed during an exchange of fire with the troops.

He said two female accomplices, Janet Isah and Oyinoye Ochefije were also arrested during the encounter.

Chukwu said the suspects were being interrogated and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for further necessary action.

He listed items recovered from them as one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 rifle magazine loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition and four pairs of military camouflage uniform.

Others recovered items were one pair of Nigeria Police pullover, three pairs of berets, one pair of black boot, two machetes, one Plier and 22 handsets.

Chukwu also said N16, 980 was recovered from the suspects.


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