Nigerian Army Corporal Arrested For Stealing 602 Rounds Of Ammunition In Borno

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He was reportedly arrested with 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state.

The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier identified as Corporal Francis Bako for allegedly stealing ammunition in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

He was reportedly arrested with 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state.

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Citing military sources, Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, in a post on his X (formerly Twitter) account, said the suspect was arrested at Kano Motor Park, Maiduguri following a tip-off.

The soldier was reportedly heading to Kaduna when he was accosted.

When Bako was searched, he was reportedly found to be in possession of 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

He has been handed over to army authorities and now in military custody.


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