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NSCDC arrests fake Army captain, 13 other suspects in Maiduguri


A man identified as Abubakar Mohammed has been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly impersonating an Army captain.

The NSCDC Commandant, Abdullahi Ibrahim, disclosed this in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

Ibrahim stated that there were other suspects who were nabbed for various crimes in Maiduguri.

“The fake army captain was arrested in Army uniform by a patrol team on Damboa Road, Maiduguri. He was impersonating as an army captain.

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“He was arrested along with one Garba Audu who equally claimed to be a member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) attached to Sector 5.

“We also arrested one Ibrahim Mohammed, a bus driver trying to transport a large quantity of petrol to an unknown destination.

“We also arrested one Fantami Bukar the owner of Fantami sachet water company for using the brand name of another company,” he said.

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The commandant said there were growing incidents of criminals using the military uniform to commit a crime within Maiduguri and cautioned residents on the need to be on alert.

He noted that the 10 pm to 6 am curfew in Maiduguri and environs was still in place.