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March 27, 2013

Army reads riot act in Imo

BY CHIDI NKWOPARA

The 34 Brigade Garrison, Nigerian Army, Obinze, has warned that it will henceforth not take kindly to any person or group spotting military insignia within its area of jurisdiction.

The Commander, Brigadier-General Modibo Alkali, read the riot act while flagging off this year’s Annual Range Classification, involving 342 Artillery Regiment, Elele and 34 Artillery Brigade Garrison, Obinze.

“This warning has become absolutely necessary, following reports that some criminally minded individuals now use these military insignia to commit all manner of crimes in our area of jurisdiction,” Alkali said.

He was particularly irked that some dare devil kidnappers that recently kidnapped and killed an Oguta hotelier, Mr. Emeka Aseme, reportedly wore military uniform.

“I must warn people using military insignia to desist from such act. Nobody has a right to use them or pose as military men. Such human beings mess up the image of the Nigerian Army,” he said.