Officers of 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment, Lagos have arrested five men who have been posing as soldiers.
The suspects were handed over to the Police for further investigation and prosecution.
They were reportedly arrested on separate occasions at Ojodu Berger, Ikorodu, Ogba, and Ikeja areas of the state.
The suspects were identified as Johnson Ayemoba, Salami Olamilekan, Mumammed Bilyaminu, Abijo Taofeek, and Adewale Quadri.
The Director of Public Relations for the 9 Brigade, Major Augustine Kolawole said the suspects were captured during a routine patrol conducted by the Brigade.
Major Kolawole, said the impostors had been presenting themselves as soldiers of the Nigerian Army, causing disturbances, engaging in theft through deception, and at times, resorting to violence while using military uniforms and equipment.
He said these actions, along with those of other impostors still at large, have severely tarnished the reputation of the Nigerian Army among law-abiding citizens.
He warned members of the public to desist from the use of Army stickers, placement of camouflage jungle hats on vehicle dashboards, and the display of other military insignia or accouterments on private vehicles.