Following reports that some soldiers absconded with millions, the Nigerian Army in a statement has revealed that it has commenced an investigation into the matter. The Army gave the names of the runaway soldiers as Cpl. Gabriel Oluwaniyi, Cpl. Mohammed Aminu, LCpl. Commander Haruna, LCpl. Oluji Joshua, and LCpl. Hayatudeen.
Speaking on the development, spokesman for the 8 Division, Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Lieutenant Audu Arigu, who confirmed that the soldiers fled while on escort duty, said “The wanted soldiers were detailed for legitimate escort duty for a VIP.
However, they chose to rob the VIP. “Investigation has commenced unravelling the circumstances and whereabouts of the soldiers.”
Arigu noted that two of the absconding soldiers have been arrested and there are probabilities that the rest would be arrested.
He disclosed that the soldiers abandoned the Hilux, the gun trucks, their uniforms and guns.”