- The Nigerian police has nabbed a fake military personnel parading himself as a member of the Nigerian Army
- Various military accoutrements including an AK-49 rifle and two magazines were found in the suspect's possession
- The impostor who is from Plateau state was arrested with a military camouflage uniform in Lafia LGA of Nasarawa state
Lafia, Nasarawa - A fake military personnel, Timothy Emmanuel who parades himself in military camouflage has been arrested by the police in Nasarawa state.
Soyemi said Emmanuel, an indigene of Plateau State, was paraded on Friday, September 17, alongside 60 other suspects arrested for various crimes.
An AK-49 rifle, two magazines and a Toyota Corolla were recovered while the 28-year-old suspect was travelling along the B.A.D road in Lafia local government area, The Nation added.
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Soyemi explained that the suspect got involved in unlawful activities in Karu and Lafia before his arrest.
Army invades bandits camp, rescue major abducted at NDA
Earlier, the military officer who was some time ago abducted when bandits broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on August 24 has been rescued.
The news of the recue was announced on Friday night by deputy director Army Public Relations 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Ezindu Idimah.
Major CL Datong was rescued by troops in an operation that led to the destruction of several identified bandits’ camps in Afaka- Birnin Gwari areas of the state.
Leaked memo: Terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest to Kaduna, says DSS
In the memo signed by the Acting Deputy Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Intelligence and Investigation, B.O Bassey, civil defence officers were asked to be on the alert over the situation.
According to the document, the terrorists are planning to team up with one Adamu Yunusu aka Saddiqu, and his supporters.