According to reports, the arrested persons were dressed exactly like real soldiers while escorting a popular politician whose name withheld.
Nigerian Police Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze Owerri, Brigade General H. I. Bature, confirmed their arrest while parading them before newsmen on Tuesday.
According to Bature two out of the five suspects were caught escorting a politician whose name he withheld.
Narrating the scene to newsmen, Bature is qouted as saying:
“You can see, they are wearing the same uniform. You will find it difficult to differentiate them from myself. They are not soldiers. Unfortunately, two of them were caught escorting a politician.
“One of them, Kelvin is not anywhere close to a military formation. We have a way of identifying fake soldiers.
“The exhibits recovered are unbelievable. I want to sensitize our people that if you are in the habit of recruiting fake soldiers, we will arrest you” he said.