Army nabs notorious mercenary, 12 other suspected criminals

Posted by News Express | 24 May 2017 | 2,237 times

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Troops of 93 Battalion Takum, Taraba State, have arrested a notorious mercenary and 12 other suspected criminals in different parts of the state.

Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division, Colonel Sagir Musa, broke the news of the development in a statement issued on Wednesday in Enugu. He said that “as a standing Nigerian Army (NA) policy, the 82 Division has therefore directed the handover of all the suspects to the police, Taraba State Command.”

Providing more details, Musa said: “In compliance with the instruction, the Battalion has successfully transferred/handed over the suspects and the exhibits of 1 x Ak 47 Riffle with 10 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition to the Commissioner of Police, Taraba State for further necessary action. The suspects and the evidences were handed over between 19 – 22 May 2017.

“The suspects are; Mr Babatunde Oladiji – 48 years – a mercenary caught with AK 47 Rifles with 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition (Handed over to the Divisional Police Officer, Takum Local Government, Taraba State). Others are; Mr Igba Shiaondo – 26 years, Mr Mngo Asui – 38 years, Mr Dengi Usman – 28 years, Mr Sani Ali – 20 years, Mr Suleiman Yahaiya – 20 years, Mr Umar Sanda – 19 years, Mr Zakari Umar – 20 years, Mr Ishiaku Gado – 19 years, Mr Mulega Uma – 21 years, Mr Yusuf Gbokolo – 20 years, Mr Msughter Uter – 27 years and Mr Innocent Danwua – 47 years.

“Similarly, two impersonators, dressed in Nigerian Army camouflage uniform with walking boots – (Mr Makrop Jonah – 26 years and Mr Nanbal James – 22 years), were apprehended by a patrol team of 93 Battalion at Ibi Local Government Area, Delta State on 5 May 2017. On questioning, the suspects claimed to be personnel of the Nigerian Navy Tactical Operations Unit in Delta State on “reconnaissance” for possible deployment on Ibi Water Ways. Further scrutiny indicated that they are fake. Consequently, as a NA and indeed 82 Division principle, they too, were transferred to the Nigerian Police Force Taraba State for necessary action.”



Source: News Express

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