A Nigerian soldier has been arrested for possessing unauthorized ammunition in Borno motor park
The arrested soldier was heading to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when he was arrested by eagle-eyed motor park officials – The Nigerian Army says its personnel arrested was not issued a pass to travel.
An exclusive report indicates that a Nigerian Army personnel, Sanni Mohammed, has been arrested with two boxes containing about 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
According to the report, the soldier, a lance corporal, was arrested at the Borno Express park in Maiduguri on Monday, May 3. He was said to have been arrested by officials of the Borno state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at the park as he was about to board a bus to Abuja.
The NURTW officials later handed the suspect to operatives of the Borno state police command. Sources quoted in the report say the soldier, attached to 198 Special Forces.
Battalion, had just been relieved from duties at Damasak town in Borno state, after recently obtaining a sick report. The army has since told the police that the soldier was not issued a pass or given medical leave to travel.