Army Pained By Allegations Of Looting In Gbaramatu – Col. Usman

The Nigerian Army has dismissed allegations of looting by Soldiers in Gbaramatu kingdom where there has been heavy military presence in recent weeks as attacks on oil installations increased in the Niger Delta.

In a statement by a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman, the Army described the allegations as sheer blackmail by some mischief makers to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army, as Nigerian soldiers do not loot.

According to the statement, the Army felt pained that such unfounded allegation would be published, explaining that all the items recovered on May 28 and June 1, which include weapons and dynamites, were properly documented and publicly displayed.

The statement further said that the soldiers are thorough-bred professionals guided by rules of engagement and code of conduct and would never loot.


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