16 DELSU Students Arrested For Possession Of Army Uniforms

On Friday a very daring act was discovered as 16 students of Delta State University, Abraka and Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, both in Delta state were  paraded by the 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army Benin for allegedly being in possession of Nigerian Army uniforms and accoutrements.

It was reported that Cpt. Roseline Managbe, the brigade’s Public Relations Officer, told newsmen on Friday that the suspects claimed to be members of the Nigerian Army Cadet Force and Safety Corps of Nigerian Cadet Team.

She said that the illegal acquisition, use and abuse of the Nigerian Army uniform and accoutrement posed a serious security threat to the nation.
In her words she said:
“Experience has shown that these impostors have impersonated the Nigerian Army in various scenarios in acts of criminality to the embarrassment of the army and the nation in general.

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The Nigerian Army which is widely respected worldwide cannot fold its arms and watch its name dragged into the mud by a group parading themselves as affiliate of the Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army disassociates itself from the activities of this group. There is only one Nigerian army and no affiliates.”

Managbe went on by saying that the suspects were arrested by troops of the 3 Battalion Nigerian Army deployed in Asaba, Delta state.

Items that was said to have been recovered were

20 pairs of army boots

32 pairs of army green uniforms

five pairs of army camouflage uniforms

Nine pairs of Army peak caps

Nine pairs of Army beret and

Three pairs of Army jungle hats.

Three pairs of Army general duty belts

Three pairs of Army anklets

A pair of Army camouflage T-shirt

11 yards of Army green materials, one Nigerian Army flag and 10 Nigerian Cadet recruitment forms.

23 COMMENTS

  1. This is not Fair it is against there Right to go into there  without a Warrant n Parade dem cos they are in possesion of Just Army Clothings and not Weapons. Its not FaiR

  2. It is wrong for the army to arrest student cadet on campus. They were operatin within a university campus. Registered with the university authority as parlamilitary body. Often time used to fight cultism and other vises on campus. This is not to suggest that they may not have there excesses. But to parade them as mere criminals is a tirade of monumental magnitude. The nigerian army should appologise to them. I remember by days in secoundary school at government day secondary school sabon tasha kaduna. We had similar bodies & the nigerian army in kaduna even help to train us. I am glad that they did not find any illegal weapon or iota of criminality.

  3. this is really absurd. Wat kind of nonsense is dat. Its a complete disgrace to the army. Nice work there Nigerian Army. Pls kip eyes down, there’r alot of dem out there espiecially in our institutions.

  4. Is only God can save 9ija,dis type ov ppl they beta b arested and investigat dem waya dey are gettin d sheet n 4 wat popos dey ar usin it. N are dey doin wit d knowin ov d govt or d sch authority?

  5. It will be so bad for the army to term these young people who are charged with the responsibility of maintaining sanity in their campuses, criminals. This could only arise if the school authority denies them. They are given this authority by some one “the school authority”, that is the person to be held responsible if anything goes wrong, not these young ones.

  6. Dis is d disgrac of hgest order,y n earth wl dey av 2 do ds 2 ds inocent studnts,dy r only wrkn 4 d peac of dia skul using dia own skils 2 do dat&its a pity d skul has no gud managment,cos i wonda y dy shud alow army in2 d [email protected] 1st instanc,pls free dem&let dem b.

  7. Mr Yusuf wl u kip quiet. Wat do u kw abt ‘RIGHT’ those studnt did some fins bd so dey hav tu b punished ok wia did dey get those fins 4rm if i may ask those stdnt ar criminals.

  8. those of you condemning dese pals as criminals must have leaking brains and never visited a tertiary place of learning. Para military organisations in campuses e.g Man “o” War uses unranked Military uniforms and they are registered as legal policing bodies in schools. The Nigerian Army and those bunch of idiots suffering these people because of ignorance of common knowledge will get a dose of Karma.

    These people may not be innocent from crime but should not be held because they re wearing Camouflage. In advanced countries like where i live, its not even illegal to wear an unranked camouflage.

  9. I suport King Fayad… Those students shuldnt b held in custody even thought dey re guilty as students dey re suppose 2 ve guards with dem 2 monitor their movements not holdin dem in custody n dey might even be a member of d man o war or probably yung cadets who wants 2 earn a degree… Dis is unfair.. N how on earth ll a soldier who ve been deployed search a students room without a search warrant dats makes it look like a frame up. This should b investigated well n dey shuld nt detroy d lives of dix visioned youths

  10. hmmmm, amazing comments, yusuf have you ever heard of treason???? what dise students did is a threat to the nations securit, even if they are students, dea deserve to be punnish. and pls who said they are real cadets?????

  11. It is very bad and unfair this student risks their lifes just to safe guide lifes and properties of their fellow student on campus they prevent cultist member frm raping,kidnaping,etc on campus. I am very proud to be a member of the Nigeria Army CAdet corp I was swear in by a Colonel in Nigeria Army. My school is surrounded by two Army barracks and we have not been arrested b4 some of the ReGULARS come to my school to train us and also attend our parades. Some of our past CADETS members are now officers in d Nigeria Armed forces .

  12. It is very bad and unfair this student risks their lifes just to safe guide lifes and properties of their fellow student on campus they prevent cultist member frm raping,kidnaping,etc on campus. I am very proud to be a member of the Nigeria Army CAdet corp I was swear in by a Colonel in Nigeria Army. My school is surrounded by two Army barracks and we have not been arrested b4 some of the ReGULARS come to my school to train us and also attend our parades. Some of our past CADETS members are now officers in d Nigeria Armed forces . I

  13. The Nigeria Army should arrest the students only and only if they use any military uniform or camoflauge outside the school premise that is whe they have comitted an offence.
    Cos we arenot allow or permitted to use it outside.

  14. They must b criminals, even cultists… Delsu cadet has been suspended 2 to 3yrs ago, y wud these criminals b doin wit a millitary camouflage, its a serious case dat needs to b treated wisely

  15. dey should deal with dem bcoz most cases as diz been happening dey use d uniform 2 kill,rob,kidnap,rape,and many more so dat people wil tink mayb iz our security dat iz doing it.dey should find out were and wat dey were using it 4.tank u.

  16. kudos 2 d nigeria army…even if they want 2 use uniform must dey use d nigeria army`s uniform?? dat z insult 2 the army! Z there no other option? The army should punish them wit no mercy! This wil be a lesson 2 other criminals.to me any individual not in the armed forces cut wit a camouflag is a criminal.

  17. For all of U who condemned dis guys, may U also be condemned, bcos @ d end of d day dis guys wuld be released nd dey will still serve in deir respective schools or institution, I’m an ex boy and U don’t expect me 2 sit nd watch criminals carry out deir evil in ma skul, since I’ve been trained, d only option I’ve got is 2 put on ma unranked camouflage nd join oda military students, man o war nd even d police in securing ma skul.

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