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Nigerian Army sacks three soldiers over alleged kidnapping, robbery

By News desk

The Nigerian Army has dismissed three soldiers arrested in Maiduguri outskirts in Borno State over kidnapping, armed robbery, killings and cultism.

Army said that the soldiers were initially deployed to the Operation Lafiya Dole,were dismissed in accordance with the military procedures, warning that the army would not condone criminals in its fold.

Maj.-Gen. Olusengun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made this disclosure on Sunday.

“The three soldiers were caught among the evil group, there was further resistance and attempt to escape, so we tied them up with ropes because handcuffs were not available. In addition; we could not put violent men that do these kind of crimes into a police van to take to the station, there will be breakout on the road and we know what would happened.

“We have to restrain them thoroughly with ropes before we take them and handover to the police. The Acting GOC, 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. AK Ibrahim has conducted military procedures. We do not keep armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists in the army, they had been dismissed,” Adeniyi said.

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