Forward Operation Base, FOB, 144 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Aba, Abia State, said on Monday that it had arrested three suspected fake soldiers, who stole NITEL underground cables.
Capt. Chris Nwogu, Officer-in-Charge of the base, told newsmen in Aba, that the suspects included a dismissed lance corporal from the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, and a civilian.
Nwogu said the suspects paraded themselves as soldiers. He said a man, who claimed to be a cadet with a fake Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, identity card, was also arrested.
Nwogu said the suspects were part of the syndicate, which had been dragging the image of the military in the mud by their nefarious acts.
He said: “We are advising unsuspecting Nigerians to be at alert. These men would wear the military uniform to rob and perpetrate all sorts of crimes.”