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NURTW arrests Nigerian soldier for possessing 2000 rounds of ammunition in Borno state.


A military insider says the military is looking out for the Borno State Police Command to give up the blundering warrior to it for an itemized examination of the matter. 


By Nasir Ayitogo 


A Nigerian Army faculty, Sanni Mohammed, has been captured with two boxes containing around 2,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammo, those acquainted with the matter have disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES. 


The officer, a spear corporal, was captured at the Borno Express park in Maiduguri on Monday by authorities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) as he was going to board a transport to Nigeria's capital, Abuja. 


NURTW authorities later gave the suspect to the police. 

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As indicated by our sources, the trooper, connected to 198 Special Forces Battalion, had quite recently been mitigated from obligations at Damasak town in Borno State, after as of late acquiring a wiped out report. 


When grilled by the police, Mr Mohammed guaranteed he sourced the ammo from a stalled vehicle in his unit. 


The officer captured with 2000 rounds of ammo, Lance Corporal Sani Mohammed 


Different things found in his ownership were a three-day pardon obligation and two reports of emergency clinic test. The military has since told the police that the trooper was not given a pass or given clinical leave to travel. 


A military insider said the military is looking out for the police to give up the trooper to it for a nitty gritty examination of the matter. 


The representative for the Borno State Police Command, Edet Okon, declined to remark for this story, saying he would address correspondents situated in Borno. His chief, Force Spokesperson Frank Mba neither reacted to calls nor answered to instant messages. 


The warrior's capture came about a month after the Zamfara State Government said a Nigerian fighter and his sweetheart were discovered providing ammo and military garbs to outfitted desperados in the state. 


Bashir Maru, the vice president of staff to Governor Bello Matawalle, said at a public interview on March 5 that the fighter was captured by the military through local area driven knowledge. 


He, in any case, didn't give more subtleties of the supposed occurrence, saying the state government was trusting that the military specialists will do as such. 


Nearly 30 days after, no further subtleties have been given on the matter. 


The multiplication of unlawful weapons has been recognized as one of the significant purposes behind the boundless instability across Nigeria with many executed and hijacked on consistent schedule. 


Lawmakers have frequently been blamed for being behind the expansion of unlawful guns around the country. 


A previous Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, said on Wednesday that there are more than 6,000,000 illicit weapons available for use around the country.


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