Nigerian Army has arrested two soldiers attached to the Forward Operations Base (FOB) in Galadi, Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State for collaborating with terrorists.
The soldiers are identified as Ehoda Monday (15NA/74/3063) and Shehu Muhammad (15NA/74/5023).
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that another soldier from the operational base, Bala Nura (19NA/78/3870) was arrested by the military police for selling ammunition and military uniforms to armed bandits in the state.
According to SaharaReporters, the arrest of the two soldiers contained in a military signal read; “ALSO MN 15NA/74/3063 LCPL EHODA MONDAY AND 15NA/74/5023 LCPL SHEHU MUHAMMAD AS BANDITS COLLABORATORS. SLDRS TRANSFERRED TO JIFC FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.”
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Leo Irabor recently condemned the increase in the number of cases involving military personnel aiding and abetting terrorists and bandits in the country.
Irabor, in a letter sent to all commanders of various operations, which was exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, asked them to sensitise their officers to the implication of collaborating with the enemy.
“Recent happenings in various TOOs reveal an increase in cases of aiding and abetting by personnel. This development was revealed in different reports of arrests of military personnel within a short period of time. It would be recalled that a soldier was arrested by a covert Intelligence Team for conniving with a confirmed terrorist informant known as Babagana Kura in Bama LGA, Borno State,” the letter had read.
“Similarly, another soldier was arrested with 162 rounds of 7.62mm (special), 60 rounds of 7.62mm NATO and IEDD making materials concealed in his travelling bag without a valid ID card.
“The arrests of this personnel are indicative of insider action that has continued to aid the adversary, pertinently with immediate or potential impact on operations.”
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