The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno, have arrested one Abubakar Mohammed, for allegedly impersonating as an Army captain.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, confirmed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Maiduguri, adding that the suspects were arrested for various crimes in Maiduguri.
The commandant further added that the incidents of criminals using the military uniform to commit crimes within Maiduguri and other states are growing and residents need to be on alert.
In his statement, “The fake army captain was arrested in Army uniform by a patrol team on Damboa Road, Maiduguri, he was impersonating an army captain.
“He was arrested along with one Garba Audu who equally claimed to be a member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) attached to Sector 5.
“We also arrested Ibrahim Mohammed, a bus driver trying to transport a large quantity of petrol to an unknown destination.
“We also arrested one Fantami Bukar the owner of Fantami sachet water company for using the brand name of another company,” he said.