The Nigerian military on Monday said it arrested a man suspected to have murdered the pioneer General Officer Commanding of the Army’s First Division, General Mohammed Shuwa (rtd).
The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the suspect was arrested in Kano by officials of the Nigerian military intelligence.
Mr. Usman, a colonel, did not provide details about the identity of the suspect. He only said he would be paraded in Kano where he was arrested.
Premium Times reports that the army spokesperson also did not comment on a separate group of suspects the army earlier said it arrested in connection with the killing, and whether this new suspect has any relationship with those earlier ones.
The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order in Borno State had on May 6, 2013 claimed it arrested the suspected killers of the general in Maiduguri.
The spokesman for the JTF at the time, Sagir Musa, said in a statement that the arrest followed series of investigations by the task force.
“It will be recalled that an elder statesman, retired Maj.-Gen. Mohammadu Shuwa, was shot dead by gunmen in front of his house in Gwange, Maiduguri on November 12, 2012.