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Abuja soldier arrested for allegedly hiring guns to kidnappers

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Operatives of the Department of State Service DSS have arrested a soldier identified simply as Nafiu and attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment, Tungan Maje, Federal Capital Territory, for allegedly hiring out and selling guns to kidnappers.

The soldier was arrested last week at Dankogi Park, Zuba, with the support of members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area. According to sources at the DSS, the soldier allegedly hires guns to kidnappers for N200,000 or N300,000.

He was reportedly arrested after some kidnappers, who were arrested, implicated him.

“They were asked to contact him for another deal to supply them with AK-47 rifles for N3m and he agreed. But he was arrested by operatives of the DSS with a fully loaded AK-47 rifle which he was about to exchange for N3m at the location where the transaction was supposed to take place in Zuba” a source told Punch

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