Commanding Army Officer in Ika land, Captain M. Ibrahim has warned all those
parading themselves as soldiers in the area to desist from their dubious act as
anyone caught will face the wrath of the law.
Captain Ibrahim gave the warning
in a chat with Ika Weekly correspondent last weekend at their barrack
located along Owa-Ekei Road, Boji-Boji
According to him, “impersonating
is twenty one years imprisonment with hard labour. I have freed some people
that were caught impersonating in time past, but anybody caught henceforth
impersonating with the name of the Army will never go scot free.”
He disclosed that he has
received several phone calls from members of the public complaining that they
have been beaten, molested and even robbed
by soldiers. Captain Ibrahim who frowned on the negative comments from
the public, said that, he is out to
bring to book the fake soldiers.
“There will be no mercy on
anybody caught impersonating the Army. I have vowed to maintain the integrity
of soldiers under my command as long as I remain a soldier,” he said.
The army officer stated that
he has always warned his men not to be hard on civilians, but rather
keep an eye on criminals in order to restore sanity and protect lives and
properties of all inhabitants of Ika land.
Captain Ibrahim further stated
that he hates crime, and those who indulge in it, just as he advised the people
of Ika to remain law abiding and work toward the growth and development of Ika land. He called on Ika people to be free and call on any of their security numbers published in
Ika Weekly newspaper for information on the hideouts of criminals in their
While saying that youths are
leaders of tomorrow, Captain Ibrahim charged all Ika youths to live for a
better tomorrow by engaging themselves in things that will better their lives.
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