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Army kill one, Arrest Five Robbery Suspects in Kogi

Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the Quick Response Force have arrested a gang of armed robbers at Felele area along the Lokoja-Okene Road in Kogi State.

The army identified the suspects as Saviour Denis, 39; Isaac Donald, 35; Joseph Isah, 35; Janet Isah and Oyinoye Ochefije, adding that the suspects wore military camouflage and robbed commuters along the highway.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the arrest, said items recovered include one AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition and four pairs of military uniform.

Others include; One pair of Nigeria Police pullover, three pairs of berets, one pair of black boot, two machetes and one Plier.

He said, “The troops of Quick Response Force have intercepted a gang of armed robbers operating at Felele, along Lokoja-Okene highway wearing military camouflage and robbing commuters.”

Brig. Gen. Chukwu added that one of the robbers, identified only as Atsen, was killed during an exchange of fire with the troops.

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