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Nigerian Army Investigates Alleged Involvement of Soldiers In Theft At Dangote Refinery

ByHybrid News

Apr 17, 2024

The Nigerian Army has confirmed its commitment to discipline and integrity following allegations involving two of its soldiers in a theft incident at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos. According to a statement released today by Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the incident was promptly addressed by vigilant troops and security personnel, preventing the theft from occurring.

The two soldiers allegedly involved are currently under custody, with preliminary investigations revealing that they were contracted by a civilian, identified only as Mr. Smart. The contractor reportedly hired the soldiers to retrieve some armored cables he claimed were left behind at the refinery premises. However, as they approached a security checkpoint, Mr. Smart fled the scene, abandoning the soldiers who were then apprehended by refinery security.

The Nigerian Army emphasized that the behavior reported does not reflect the core values and standards upheld by the service. The stolen cables have been recovered and secured, with ongoing investigations to determine the full extent of the involvement of the detained soldiers.

In collaboration with the Dangote Refinery management, the Army is conducting a thorough investigation to ensure all parties involved are held accountable. Major General Nwachukwu reassured the public that strict disciplinary actions will be taken against any personnel found guilty of criminal activities.

The statement concluded with a reassurance to the public that the Nigerian Army will continue to foster a culture of accountability and ethical behavior, underlining its commitment to maintaining high standards of discipline among its ranks.

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