The Nigerian Army says it has apprehended the soldier alleged to have killed a final year student of the University of Calabar, Gray Agbesu on July 9, 2021.
A statement by Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu says troops apprehended him while trying to flee out of the town to evade arrest. He is currently in the custody of the Military Police and investigation has commenced to ascertain the circumstances that led to the killing of the student.
The Commander of 13 Brigade has visited the scene of the incident and addressed the youths. He assured them of the commitment of Nigerian Army authorities towards ensuring that justice prevails in the unfortunate incident.
The Brigade Commander has also paid a visit to the family of the deceased, where he reiterated the Army’s resolve to ensure that the family gets justice over the killing of their son.
The Commander has equally visited the Cross River State General Hospital, where the remains of the deceased have been deposited.
The Army says it remains a disciplined and professional organisation and will not condone such unprofessional conduct by any of its personnel.