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DSS Officials Arrest Soldier In Abuja Who “Supply Firearms To Kidnappers”

DSS Officials Arrest Soldier In Abuja Who “Supply Firearms To Kidnappers” 

The DSS reportedly organized a sting operation against the soldier after kidnappers in their custody made an allegation against him.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

According to reports, DSS agents detained a soldier assigned to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan-Maje, Abuja, for allegedly renting and selling firearms to kidnappers.

The soldier was allegedly detained last week during a joint operation by the DSS and Vigilante Group members in and around Dankogi Park in Zuba.

According to a vigilante source who talked to Daily Trust, the DSS requested the Zuba local security group’s assistance in order to apprehend the suspect due to prior suspicions that he engaged in a weapons sale.

“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,” the source said.

The insider revealed that when kidnappers in the security agency’s custody made an accusation against the soldier, the DSS planned to conduct a sting operation against him.

“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 gun well wrapped,’’ the source told Daily Trust.

He also said that an AK-47 weapon and a fully loaded magazine with 30 rounds of ammo had been discovered inside one of the soldier’s car’s secure compartments.

“We drove him to our office where a document was signed with the DSS and handed him over to them,’’ the source said.

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