Police arrest soldier selling ammunition to kidnappers

Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian soldier, Lance Corporal Koza Yabiliok for allegedly selling ammunitions to suspected kidnappers.

The command also arrested 61 other criminal suspects for various offences across the state in the last two weeks.Lance Corporal Yabiliok, serving in one of the military units in Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna State, told newsmen while being paraded that he sold live ammunition for N400 each.

He, however, said he never knew his customer was a kidnapper, until they were arrested by the police. He said: “He told me he needed the ammunitions for protection of their cattle against rustlers. That was why I sold them to him. I never knew he was a kidnapper.”

The Kaduna Commissioner of Police, Ali Aji Janga, said the 62 suspects were arrested for different crimes, ranging from kidnapping and armed robbery to culpable homicide and cattle rustling, among others. He said different kinds of arms, ammunitions and other dangerous weapons and other items, including vehicles and drugs, were recovered from the suspects.

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