A Nigerian soldier has landed in trouble after allegedly stealing a goat, ammunition and a gun.
Naija News learnt that the Lance Corporal (LCPL) was apprehended by troops of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The suspect, Kwen Jacob, reportedly working under the 101 Special Force Battalion, was nabbed at Tashan Kano motor park in Maiduguri with about 106 rounds of 7.62mm special, a goat, a camp bed and an AK-46 rifle.
“Incident RPT. At about 050820a Apr 23, 17na/76/3376 Lcpl Kwen Jacob of 101 SF BN on pass to Benue state was arrested at Tashan Kano motor park in possession of qty 106 rnds of 7.62 mm special ammo, one empty AK46 rifle mag, one mil ident card, one goat, one camp bed, one knife amongst others. Sldr and eqpt/items rec are in the custody of 7 div gar for further action.
“GEN SY SIT IS CALM BUT HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE. TPS MORALE AND FIGHTING EFFICIENCY REMAIN SATISFACTORY. PSE ACK///,” SaharaReporters quoted a military signal.
This is happening weeks after the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police (NACMP) arrested a soldier, Sergeant Thaddeus, with service number 04NA/55/0931, for allegedly stealing and supplying ammunition to criminal gangs.
Thaddeus was nabbed at the gate of Maimalari Barracks, Maiduguri, with about 112 rounds of 7.62mm special, Naija News understands.