Gloria Ogbu

A Nigerian Soldier identified simply as Nafiu has been arrested by Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) for allegedly hiring out and selling guns to kidnappers.

According to report, the soldier who was arrested last week around Dankogi Park in Zuba in collaboration with members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area is attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan-Maje, Abuja

According to an undisclosed source, “It was learnt that the suspect, in the first deal, had allegedly hired out a gun for a kidnap operation for N300,000. Then in the second instance, they contacted him for another deal and he demanded N200,000 which the kidnappers allegedly paid, but he failed to produce the gun.”

“So they contacted him for another deal to supply them with AK-47s to buy at the cost of N3 million. We went to the agreed site on the delivery day here in Zuba, and took position. He arrived at the scene in his car to present the arm, and that was the time we came out and caught him with the g#n well wrapped,” he added.

It was also gathered that an AK-47 rifle as well as a fully loaded magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition were found inside one of the safe compartments of his car.