//Nigerian Army dismisses 3 soldiers over alleged kidnapping

Nigerian Army dismisses 3 soldiers over alleged kidnapping

The Nigerian Army has dismissed three soldiers arrested among a kidnapping gang in the outskirts of Maiduguri.

The theater commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who disclosed this while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri, said that the soldiers were arrested with 22 other suspects by a joint patrol team in the early hours of Sunday at a building in the outskirts of Maiduguri.

He said that the soldiers were initially deployed to the Operation Lafiya Dole, but engaged in nefarious activities such as kidnapping, armed robbery, killings and cultism. Adeniyi added that the erring soldiers were dismissed in accordance with the military procedures, warning that the army would not condone criminals in its fold.