Soldier arrested by DSS for selling guns to kidnappers


A soldier attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan Maje in the Federal Capital Territory has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services for allegedly hiring out and selling guns to kidnappers.

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The Point learnt that the soldier who was identified as Nafiu, was arrested last week around Dankogi Park in Zuba in collaboration with members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area.

Reports say the soldier hired a gun to the kidnappers for N300,000 in one of the operations and in another instance, he recieved N200,000 for one gun.

Unfortunately for the soldier, the kidnappers were said to have been arrested and they mentioned him as their gunrunner.

They contacted him for another deal to supply them with AK 47 rifles to buy at N3 million and he fell for it.

They went to the agreed site in Zuba and took position.

It was gathered that the soldier arrived in his car to present the arm and the security men swoop on him.

An AK 47 rifle as well as a fully loaded magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition was said to be found in his car.