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Rivers: Police nab four soldiers, NSCDC officer, others over robbery

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Men of the Rivers State Police have arrested four army operatives and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, over robbery.

According to the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, the suspects allegedly hijacked some food trucks, and diverted them to other locations.

The PPRO noted that the arrests followed a thorough investigation triggered by an initial arrest of suspected burglary in a private warehouse in Elimgbu community, Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

She said a corporal in the Nigerian Army serving in Delta State and an officer of the NSCDC serving in Kabba, Kogi State were the initial suspects arrested.

According to her, preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested security agents usually abandoned their posts to engage in criminal activities in Rivers State.

She added that a larger criminal ring was discovered to have been involved in hijacking trailers loaded with various goods, including fertilizers, imported clothing, and POP cement.

The police recovered stolen items and a white Toyota Hilux used in the gang’s operations, she said.

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