Nigerian Army Claims Fake Major not arrested with bombs and Children

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According to reports, the Nigerian Army on Saturday debunked online reports that a fake Army major, Juliana Gumel, was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices and children.


Some online portals had claimed that Gumel was arrested in Abuja with bombs and children, apparently kidnapped.

However, Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that though Gumel was arrested in Gwagwalada, Abuja with a fake soldier’s outdated identity card, there were no bombs or children with her.

He noted that the lady claimed to be a serving medical doctor and was found in army uniform.

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Usman said that the suspect is undergoing interrogation.

He said: “She claimed to be a medical doctor and a ‘major’ with a fake private soldier’s outdated identity card. But not with IED. I believe Guards Brigade or the Nigeria Police will issue a formal statement on it.”

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