Army Dismisses Soldiers For Kidnapping, Robbery
The Nigerian Army on Sunday warned that it will not condone any act of indiscipline among its operatives as anyone found wanting will be dealt with.
This is as it dismissed three soldiers arrested in Maiduguri outskirts in Borno State who were found guilty of involvement in robbery and kidnapping.
Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made this disclosure noting that the soldiers were initially deployed to the Operation Lafiya Dole, but engaged in nefarious activities such as kidnapping, armed robbery, killings and cultism.
He added that the dismissal of the soldiers is in accordance with military procedures.
“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 kinds of crimes into a police van to take to the station, there will be breakout on the road and we know what would happen.
“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.”