Another Military personnel arrested for stealing arms, aiding Terrorists

Another Military personnel arrested for stealing arms, aiding Terrorists

The Nigerian Army has arrested another Soldier frustrating its efforts to rid the country of terrorism.

The Soldier has been identified as Iorliam Emmanuel, reportedly in his 30s and hails from Benue State.

Emmanuel is a member of the 156 Task Force Battalion (Operation Hadin Kai) in Mainok town.

Mainok, 60km from the capital Maiduguri, is the headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Emmanuel was caught with ammunition, concealed in a bag and clothing tied around his waist.

A trending video shows colleagues exposing the bullets the suspect stuffed inside and underneath his uniform.

He is expected to face court martial for sneaking military supplies to terror gangs.

The arrest was made months after a Soldier was caught assisting Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The Army said Lance Corporal Jibrin, an instructor, committed suicide while being escorted to the barracks.

Intelligence had exposed Jibrin’s involvement in the killings at some relaxation spots in Yobe State in April.

The attacks in Geidam and Gashua towns occurred within five days and claimed the lives of about 10 people.

Iorliam Emmanuel is working under the 156 Task Force Battalion dake Mainok, Operation Hadin Kai.

The Soldier who hailed from Banue State usually steal ammunition and supply to criminal gangs suspected to be bandits.

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