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Soldier arrested for supplying arms to robbers

29 December 2015, 16:42

Lagos - A Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army was among eight persons arrested by the police for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to robbers in Lagos, Vanguard reports.

The corporal was picked up at his duty post in Maiduguri, Borno State,  by men of the Defense Intelligence, and he is currently undergoing interrogations at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja.

Among those the gang allegedly supplied arms were those robbers who raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun State, where they carted away large sums of money, recently.

Also read: Fake army officer arrested in Imo

It was gathered that the suspects  were picked up at various locations in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Borno  states, reseptively, by the SIRT  operatives, led by CSP Abba Kyari,  and officials  of the   Defense Intelligence.

Six automatic pump action rifles, a pistol and some cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Read more at Vanguard

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