Nigeria Army Apprehends Suspected Criminal Gang

Nigeria Army Apprehends Suspected Criminal Gang

Nigeria Army Apprehends Suspected Criminal Gang

Troops of the Nigerian Army’s Headquarters 4 Brigade have apprehended a suspected criminal gang operating in Edo State as part of their ongoing efforts to cleanse the state of all types of criminal activity and make it safer for law-abiding inhabitants.

Acting on solid intelligence, the army stormed suspect hideouts in Gbelebu village, Okomu woodland, Ovia South West Local Government Area, Edo State, in the early hours of Thursday, February 22, 2024.

According to a statement issued on the verified X handle of the Nigerian Army, during the operation, one of the suspected criminals on the brigade’s watchlist, Joshua Ewaiken AKA General, managed to escape before the troops arrived and is now at large.

“However, some of his (alleged) gang members were arrested. Those arrested are Shell Joshua, Godspower Joshua who are brothers to the suspect currently at large. Others are Obuh Ayawe and Japhet Uyaboerizha.

”Shell Joshua and members of his gang have been (allegedly) engaging in nefarious activities such as kidnapping, robbery, extortion of locals, raping, unlawful possession of firearms, terrorizing of villagers and adjoining communities among other crimes. Items recovered include a Toyota Highlander vehicle, assorted illicit drugs and a mobile phone. The suspects are currently in troops custody for further investigations.

“The Commander 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Ebenezer Oduyebo commended the troops for their untiring efforts at denying criminal elements and economic saboteurs freedom of action in the Brigade Area of operations,” the statement

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