Police arrest soldier suspected of killing 11 in Cape Verde

Police arrest soldier suspected of killing 11 in Cape Verde

A soldier suspected of killing 11 people in a shooting spree at a military base in Cape Verde was arrested on Wednesday, a media report said.

The report said that the man is suspected of murdering eight members of the military and three civilians, citing police officials.

The reasons behind the massacre on the Atlantic archipelago’s Santiago Island are not yet clear, although the Cape Verdean government has ruled out a terrorist motive and any link to drug smuggling.

It implied that the culprit may have suffered from mental health problems.

It said that among the three civilians killed were two Spanish technicians who had been maintaining the base.

Nigeria Newspapers