Confusion As 5 Soldiers Abandon Escort Duties, Abscond With Billions Of Naira In Cash

Published 7 months ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 16-07-2019 01:16PM (7 months ago)

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Five Nigerian soldiers have been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army after they absconded with a large amount of cash owned by a ‘VIP’ (Very Important Personality).
According to the victim of the robbery is Hakeem Otiki, the general officer commanding, 8 Division of the Army, based in Sokoto. The officer could not be reached for comments Sunday morning.
Sources said the soldiers were detailed on July 11 by Mr Otiki, a major general leading the military operation against bandits in Nigeria’s troubled Northwest, to escort huge cash to Abuja. The source of the money and exactly where it was being taken to in Abuja remained unclear.
According to the Premium Times, after they escorted the cash from Sokoto to the Nigerian Army airstrip in Jaji, Kaduna State, the soldiers refused to load the money into a military jet that was supposed to airlift it to Abuja. They had conveyed the cash from Sokoto to Jaji in a convoy of a Toyota Hilux truck and a Buffalo gun truck.
The VIP (said to be Mr Otiki) was said to be in the white Toyota truck while the soldiers were in the gun truck during the roughly 400 kilometres journey.
According to our sources, on arrival at Jaji, the five uniformed men — two corporals and three lance corporals — connived amongst themselves to share the cash. They then deserted military service, sources said.
“They also removed all their uniforms and abandoned their rifles in the vehicles at the air strip in Jaji,” a top military source with details of the incident told Premium times.
It was not immediately clear how much the cash was, but military sources estimated it ran into billions.

SweetDaddy1 at 16-07-2019 01:37PM (7 months ago)
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The military generals are stealing billions of Naira and the 5 soldiers have only stolen from the thief, armed looter.
sheffy1981 at 16-07-2019 01:52PM (7 months ago)
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Very good followers, you lead we follow. All they did was walked in the footsteps of our leaders.
musleh247 at 16-07-2019 03:05PM (7 months ago)
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Thieves thief thieves
Doyourworst at 16-07-2019 04:00PM (7 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin. Overtake don overtake overtake!. Naija, I dey hail una. SMH.
Brave5500 at 16-07-2019 05:44PM (7 months ago)
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Very gud to Mr. Integrity,,, see government how i wish una go betray those bastard just for a day lets push them out of aso rock
dopygenius at 16-07-2019 08:06PM (7 months ago)
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Nice one soilders, pls u soilders should kill buhari,kill and betray all those bastard making life hard for nigeirans...who no like better thing,so u expect them to waste their life on nigeira terrorism,if na me I will do worst sef
Baye77 at 16-07-2019 10:20PM (7 months ago)
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No matter how wrong things are, the 5 of u have become part of the problem now. U are not better than those your generals and politicians stealing.
willyking at 17-07-2019 07:49AM (7 months ago)
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Very good
dankinalo at 17-07-2019 09:03AM (7 months ago)
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this is wat all the soilders shd b doing? kill d general join self. if we don't start doing sumtin soon, we d gud citizen of Nigeria will ending up having nothing to live for.