– Some recently dismissed soldiers have confessed how they carried out their criminal operations on highways in Nigeria
– One of the soldiers said that they used their uniforms to stop victims at gunpoint and robbing them of their belongings
– The soldier said that they operated under the guise of being members of OP MESSA
Facts and confessions on Tuesday, September 24, emerged as to how some recently dismissed Nigerian Army officers were carrying out their criminal operations on highways.
The names of the criminals are Ndidi Oluchukwu, Owolabi Adeyemo, David Olufemi, Iseyin Samuel Isreal, Emeka Ibeh, Samuel Anochime and Ebedot Stephen, Guardian reports.
One of the soldiers, Oluchukwu, in his confession said: “I was dismissed in absential because I took excuse from my unit commander to go back home to treat myself. I stayed beyond the one-week period I was given.
“I went back home and stayed for a while before hooking up with other dismissed soldiers in Lagos. I started my new life by escorting commercial vehicles. I make N3,500 each day. I met other members of the gang while escorting vehicles. We came together to form a new gang.”
The police officers who nabbed the soldiers said that the gang hijacked their victims with the guise of belonging to OP MESSA.
Moreover, the criminals would rob the victims of their cars and belongings at gunpoint and drive off with the stolen vehicles.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army had dismissed three soldiers arrested among a kidnapping gang in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, the theater commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri on Sunday, September 22.
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