Nigeria Army arrests twelve suspected impostors.

Written by on April 15, 2022

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have arrested twelve suspected impostors dressed in military camouflage uniform and portraying the Army in bad light during its ‘Operation Checkmate’ within Lagos and Ogun states.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Umar Thama Musa, disclosed this during a press briefing.

He noted that people displaying military banners and accoutrement, such as; belts and stickers on vehicles and driving commercial vehicles in military uniform, as well as driving civilian vehicles painted in Army colour are most often not personnel of the Army.

While parading the suspected impostors, Major General Musa explained that preliminary investigation revealed that some of the suspects specialised in mounting roadblocks along Ajah road to extort money from motorists, as well as indulge in other illegal duties while dressed in Nigerian army uniform.

Major General Musa also said that in an effort to curtail such, the Division has increased the activities of ‘Operation Checkmate’ to ensure regular arrest of impostors and offenders within the Division’s area of responsibility.

Kevin Madu

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