Nigerian Soldiers have been arrested for kidnapping and robbery. It was gathered that the military personnel had been involved in a series of kidnappings in Agenebode, Fugar and other areas of the state. The soldiers identified as Corporal Collins Ameh of the 3 Division, Jos; Lance Corporal Balogun Taiwo of the 35 Battalion, Katsina; and Private Evans Isibor of the Artillery Brigade, Owerri, who is on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Punchng reports that Ameh and Balogun kidnapped one Mr. Joseph Otono on October 30, 2019, in Fugar.
However, Otono was said to have been released later after a ransom was paid by his relations
Isibor, on the other hand, was said to have kidnapped
one Mohammed Hassan in Agenebode on October 14, 2019.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Chidi Nwabuzo, said the three soldiers and civilians were being interrogated by the state command ’s head of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Superintendent Richard Balogun.