Kaduna crisis: Civil defence arrests fake soldier

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Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, on Tuesday arrested a fake soldier with Nigerian Army uniforms and Police beret in Kaduna metropolis.

The Commands Public Relations Officer, Orndiir Terzungwe, disclosed this in a press statement in Kaduna.

According to the statement, the suspect who gave his name as James Abelagi Tersoo, 25, was apprehended during a stop and search operations along Jos Road in Kaduna.

The suspect who claimed to be working with a private guard (name withheld) , was heading to Kakuri area of the metropolis when he was arrest.

“When searched, his bag contained one pair of Nigerian Army Camouflage, Black boot, one Green Beret with police crest and two belts (black and white).

“The operatives who escorted the suspect to his residence located at Jos Road during investigation, also recovered another pair of Army Camouflage uniform, two camouflage jungle hats, one pair of Army Uniform, one Army winter cap, one Army neck Muffler, two Army knee guard, one Army cardigan, two Army Crested T-Shirts and a pair of private guard uniform. ”

Terzungwe said the State Commandant of the corps, Mr Madu Bunu, had on Sunday, ordered full deployment of officers and men of the command to ensure law and order and enforcement of 24hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs.

The curfew followed upsurge of violence in some parts of Kajuru, Chikun, Kaduna-North and South and Igabi Local Government Areas.

“In the interest of peace and stability, Bunu, restates call on parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to be law abiding and desist from all forms of crime.”

He also called on traditional and religious leaders to caution their followers against indulging in any act capable of destroying the peace measures put in place by government.

He warned that anyone who disobeys the order and is arrested will face appropriate sanctions.


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