- Na’aman Stephen was killed on September 7 when bandits attacked the rectory of St Raphael Catholic Church, Fadan-Kamatan in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The special military task force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has arrested the suspected killers of Na’aman Stephen, a Catholic seminarian.
These arrests were made in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna. Capt. James Oya, the media officer of OPSH, shared this information with reporters in Jos on Friday. Na’aman Stephen was killed on September 7 when bandits attacked the rectory of St Raphael Catholic Church, Fadan-Kamatan in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In addition to the suspects involved in Na’aman’s murder, the arrested individuals also include those responsible for killing Dorathy Janothan in the Afana community of Zangon Kataf on September 1, after they were unable to assault her.
”On the whole, we have eight suspects in our custody who are arrested for committing the above crimes and also running a gun manufacturing factory in the area,” he said.
”These weapons include three AK-47 rifles, 10 locally fabricated pistols, five locally fabricated AK-47 rifles, nine revolvers, three locally fabricated submachine guns, rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and machine tools.
”Other items recovered include one pistol holster, one military camel pouch, one police combat helmet, two masks, four identity cards, gunpowder, charms, and amulets, among others,” he said.
Mr. Oya expressed gratitude to the residents in the area where OPSH operates for their valuable support to OPSH and other security agencies in their efforts to eliminate all forms of criminal activities.
During a stakeholders security meeting in Zango Kataf, Maj.-Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar, the Commander of OPSH, made a strong commitment to apprehending the killers of the seminarian and other criminals who are causing fear and unrest in the area.