Police: Soldier who ran away from Boko Haram assignment arrested for muder

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Enugu State Command have arrested a dismissed Military officer and one other person over the murder of two security personnels in the state.

The two suspects were paraded in Enugu along side other criminals elements who had being involved in other ill social vices, such as kidnapping, car theft and armed robbery.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman who spoke through the Public Relation Officer of the state command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe said the dismissed Military personnel and his gang member were arrested on 26th July, 2020 at Izza South LGA of Ebonyi State, following an intel gathered by the command.

He said the formal Soldier was dismissed from service after abandoning his post.

He said “A 24 years old Ifesinachi Nwankwo and 27 years old Raphael Nworie residing at Ugbauka in Nkanu East LGA of the state were arrested through a combined effort of the commands operatives attached to Nkanu West and East Police Divisions and SARS Enugu.

“Their arrest is sequel to intelligence gathered that the duo and other members now at large allegedly attacked and killed one Onyebuchi Aninwagu, the CSO of Amidu-Akkunanaw Community on 19th of July and made away with his pump action gun.”

“The deadly gang was further alleged to have attacked one Alhaji Ibrahim Yaro at Grace of God Junction, Isiaji Road in Nkanu West LGA of the state and shot him on the leg and made away with his unregistered motorcycles.”

“Preliminary investigation shows that the suspects confessed to the crime while intense investigation is ongoing at SARS Enugu to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang and prosecute them along these two,” he added.

Items recovered included, 6 arms, 15 ammunition of 5.56mm caliber including an AK47 rifle., 36 live cartridges, 12 expended cartridges, 1 TV set, 1 mobile phones, 1 cutlass and other miscellaneous items.

Speaking with newsmen, the dismissed Soldier said it was because of the continuous attack of Boko haram that led him to abandon his post.

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