28 Soldiers Arrested On Streets Of Lagos By Military Police, Released

The Military Police on Thursday said it arrested 28 soldiers on the streets of Lagos.

Maj. Oyegoke Badamosi, spokesman for the 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the soldiers were arrested by the military police attached to “Operation Checkmate”, to curb misconduct and unauthorized movement of personnel in the city.

He added that the operation was also aimed at checkmating abandonment of duty post by some soldiers.

He, however, said those arrested had been released after confirmation from their offices that they were personnel on genuine assignment.

Badamosi said that the operation would be a daily routine and would be extended to other parts of the state to enable the military authority to continue to enforce armed forces rules on erring personnel. (NAN)