Security agencies have arrested four fake soldiers in Imo State.
Imo state Police Commissioner, Dasuki Galadanchi, who paraded the suspects in Owerri before governorship candidates in the state signed peace pact on Tuesday, expressed worry at the arrest especially as the general elections draw near.
Galadanchi warned that such infiltrators will be arrested no matter how they disguised themselves. He urged the politicians to play by the rules and jettison all forms of violence.
“You will agree with me that this hard-earned peace and tranquillity we enjoy and experience in Imo state should be guarded jealously; thus, we have no other option than to ensure this endures before, during and after the elections.”
The Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade Obinze, Brigadier General H. I Bature, said two of the fake soldiers were arrested escorting a politician, stressing that the kind of ammunition at their disposal were unimaginable.
He warned perpetrators of such acts that even if there are two among hundreds of soldiers, the army know how to identify their own.
He said the military will be more alert during the election as fake soldiers have infiltrated the state to cause chaos during the general elections.
He stated that desperate politicians have equipped hoodlums with Army uniforms and weapons to perpetrate violence in the state, warning that all those involved in the ignoble act will be fished out and dealt with.