Troops Arrest Another Suspect Over Killing Of Dorathy Jonathan, Foil Attempt To Kidnap Nigerian Popular Bishop
Following the arrest of Lot Dauda who reportedly confessed to have murdered Mrs Dorathy Jonathan at Afana village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) have arrested the second murder suspect Abubakar Mato mentioned in the confessional statement.
A statement shared on the verified social media handles of Nigerian Army on Thursday, also said troops thwarted an attempt to kidnap Bishop Paul Zamani of Anglican Diocese at Sambak Gida village in Jaba LGA of Kaduna Sate.
Part of the statement read : “As part of the commitment of Operation SAFE HAVEN to secure communities in its Area of Responsibility, troops of OPSH also thwarted an attempt to kidnap Bishop Paul Zamani of Anglican Diocese at Sambak Gida village in Jaba LGA of Kaduna Sate. Troops swiftly mobilised to the scene after receiving a distress call and exchanged fire with the kidnappers who fled with gunshot wounds.
The Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General AE Abubakar has thanked the general public for providing credible information leading to the arrest of the suspects and foiling the kidnap attempt. He assured the public that the suspects would be expeditiously charged to court once investigations are concluded.”
Announcing the arrest of Lot Dauda in an earlier statement, the Nigerian Army said :” In line with Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) Major General AE Abubakar resolve to bring all perpetrators of crime to justice in Southern Kaduna and environ, following the stakeholders engagement on 10 September 2023, troops of OPSH have captured the murderer of one Mrs Dorathy Jonathan in Southern Kaduna area of Kaduna State, who was murdered on Friday 1 September 2023 in cold blood while fetching firewood at Afana village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the State.
“The murderer, Lot Dauda who confessed to have committed the crime alongside an accomplice (name withheld) now at large, was arrested through a manhunt launched by troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN who acted immediately based on credible intelligence obtained.
“The murderer narrated that he approached Mrs Dorathy while working on a farmland and wanted to get intimate forcefully with the victim who put up a struggle leading to her gruesome murder.Efforts are ongoing to arrest the other accomplice, while the arrested suspect would be charged to court once investigation is completed.”