Solder Who Sells Ammunition To Kidnappers In Kaduna Arrested

The police in Kaduna has apprehended a 32-year-old Nigerian Army soldier, Lance Corporal Koza Yabiliok, who is accused of selling selling ammunition to suspected kidnappers. Yabiliok was paraded with sixty-one other criminal suspects, who were arrested by the police for various offences across Kaduna state in the last two weeks.

Lance Corporal Yabiliokwho served in the military units in Jaji Military Cantonment before his arrest, confessed to newsmen that he sold each of the live ammunition for N400, to the kidnappers, but he claimed he never knew that his customer was a kidnapper until they were arrested by the police. “He told me that, he needed the ammunition for protection of their cattle against rustlers. That is why I sold them to him. I never knew he is a kidnapper.”

The state commissioner of police, Ali Aji Janga, said to the media: “I invited you here to update you on the Command’s recent successes in combating crime and criminality in Kaduna state within the last two weeks. During the period under review, we have continued to intensify a furious manhunt on bandits and other criminals across the command through some carefully planned strategic operations including ‘Operation Puff Adder’, that has been launched by the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar NPM, mni and the subsequent on-going Confidence Building Campaign the Command vigorously carry out across the State particularly along our respective Expressways. Like I said earlier, the Command has recorded some successes within the past two weeks with the arrest of sixty two (62) suspects on different crimes and belonging to different suspected criminal gangs that terrorize citizens of the State and we have also made recoveries of several exhibits respectively. The suspects are aiding investigation and will be prosecuted on completion of investigations accordingly. On this note, I want to sincerely appreciate the relentless effort of our officers and men in line of duty. I also appreciate the good people of Kaduna State for their continued support to our fight against crime and criminality.”

The police chief told the media that different kinds of arms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons and other items including vehicles and drugs were recovered from the suspects.

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