Three bandits, including a soldier, have escaped from the Nigerian Army custody at Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lokoja in Kogi State.
Daily Post reports that the incident happened on Sunday night when Lokoja witnessed its first rain.
According to a source in the army, who did not want his name mentioned, the source said the army has intensified effort to recapture the escaped bandits and the soldier.
“The army is making frantic effort to arrest the four suspects. From what we learnt, the soldier was seen with a rifle as he aided the escape of the three bandits. The soldier was moved from Maiduguri to Lokoja when he resisted fighting the Boko haram insurgents.
“He has been in our cell here, waiting for when he will be tried. Unfortunately, when it rained heavily on Sunday, the soldier used the opportunity to escape when officers on duty were asleep. As I speak to you, the army has mounted surveillance in every entry and exit point of Kogi State to ensure the escapees are re-arrested,” he said.
The Public Relations Officer, Command Army Record, Chari Maigumeri Barracks, Lieutenant David Adewusi said he is not aware of the incident and can’t make any comment.