The Military Police on Thursday said it arrested 28 wandering soldiers in the streets of Lagos.
Maj. Oyegoke Badamosi, spokesman for the 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Lagos.
Badamosi said the soldiers were arrested by the military police attached to “Operation Checkmate”, to curb misconduct and unauthorised movement of personnel in the city.
He added that the operation was aimed at checkmating soldiers who go about without staying at their duty posts.
He, however, said those arrested had been released after confirmation from their offices that they were genuine personnel.
Badamosi said that the operation would be a daily routine and would be extended to other parts of the state to enable the military authority to continue to enforce armed forces rules on erring personnel.
An eye-witness, who simply gave his name as Moses, told NAN that the soldiers were arrested around Onipanu and Palm Grove areas of Lagos.
According to him, “military police arrested soldiers on Ikorodu Expressway.”
Another eye-witness, Ms Victoria Joseph, said motorists and pedestrians panicked during the arrest.
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