Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) have arrested a soldier attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan-Maje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for allegedly hiring out and selling guns to kidnappers terrorising the City.
It was gathered that the operation that led to his arrest was carried out last week around Dankogi Park in Zuba in collaboration with members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in the area.
According to Daily Trust, a vigilante source said that the DSS from Gwagwalada office sought the assistance of the local security group in Zuba to arrest the suspect based on previous arms deal allegations against him.
“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 when the kidnappers, who have been in the DSS custody, made the allegation against the soldier, a sting operation was planned 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 further informed our reporter that an AK-47 rifle, as well as a fully loaded magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition, was found inside one of the safe compartments of his car.
“We drove him to our office where a document was signed with the DSS and handed him over to them,’’ the source added.
It was further learnt that army officials from the headquarters in Abuja met the vigilantes in their Zuba office the next day where they took their statement on how the operation was carried out.
Lady Who Supplies Bandits’ Arms, Others nabbed
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Zamfara State Command, have arrested a female gunrunner who allegedly specialises in supplying arms and ammunition to a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Dawa.
Naijablitznews reports the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, in a statement said that the female gunrunner identified as Gaje Abdullah from Madachi village in Katsina State was arrested on November 29 by Police Tactical Operatives who acted on intelligence information.
“On 29th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information and arrested the above mentioned female suspect.
“The female suspect is a notorious gunrunner that specialises in transporting arms and ammunition to a notorious bandit kingpin Known as Dawa.
“The said bandits kingpin has been a notorious bandit leader terrorizing the innocent people of Zamfara and neighbouring states. The suspect confessed to her involvement in the crime. Investigation is in progress,” the police spokesperson said.
Similarly, SP Shehu said the police also arrested six persons suspected to be involved in criminal conspiracy and intimidation to wit extortion, adding that upon their arrest, police recovered from them the sum of N700,000 as part of levies they collected from the villages.
The PPRO explained that Police Tactical operatives on November 29 at about 4:15p.m arrested the six suspects who pretended as bandits to place levies on their host communities.
The suspects “collected millions of Naira through a bank account they created for this purpose.
“In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and further stated that part of their criminal activities was to send threatening messages to the villages asking to contribute and pay money to them or face attack.
“They further confessed to receiving millions of Naira from five different communities. Discreet investigation led to the recovery of the sum of Seven hundred thousand Naira as part of levies they collected from the affected villages. Effort is being made to make further arrest and recovery before being charged to court for prosecution.”
The suspects include Jamilu Mohammed ‘M’ of Gadar Manya village; Zayyanu Barmo ‘M’ of Manya Babba village; Abubakar Usman ‘M’ of Mandau Village; Lauwali Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village; Sala Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village and Abubakar Yahaya ‘M’ of Tungar Mani Village, all in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
SP Shehu further stated that the Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with vigilante acted on intelligence information regarding the abduction of 15 victims by terrorists at Dike village in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to the police spokesperson, “The Police operatives on receiving the intelligence information mobilized to the location and conducted search and rescue operation at sabon garin Dustin Kaura forest in Danjibga district of Tsafe LGa. The rescue operation was successfully conducted, leading to the rescue of the victims Hale and Hearty.
“The victims were taken to the hospital for medical check, debriefed by the Police detectives and handed over to their families.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf, while commending the police operatives and vigilant for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the Command’s continuous determination to rid the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.”
Kidnappers caught on CCTV footage abducting their victim + video
Some yet-to-be-identified kidnappers have been caught on camera abducting their victim.
The kidnappers drove in immediately their victim parked upon reaching his destination. They flashed their guns before gaining access to their victim’s car and driving off with him.
Watch the videos below:
10-year-old boy charged as adult after he shot his mother dead
A 10-year-old boy who shot and killed his 44-year-old mother last week in Milwaukee is being charged with first-degree homicide as an adult.
The fatal shooting took place near 87th and Hemlock around 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21.
According to a criminal complaint, the boy was allegedly mad at his mom for waking him up early and not letting him have something on Amazon.
Police initially reported the boy was playing with the gun when it discharged, striking his mom, Quiana Mann, in the head and she died from her injuries.
According to the criminal complaint, when the boy was first interviewed he said he was twirling the gun around his finger and it “accidentally went off.”
After killing his mom, the boy woke up his sister who then found their mother dead and called 911.
Due to his age, the boy was allowed to remain with his family.
10-year-old boy charged as adult after he shot his mother dead because he was upset over virtual reality headset
However, the following day, the family contacted the Milwaukee Police Department with “serious concerns.”
The complaint says the boy’s 26-year-old sister told detectives he has had “rage issues” all of his life and “five different imaginary people that talk to him.”
A therapist previously gave the boy a “concerning diagnosis” and the mother had placed cameras inside the home to watch him, according to the complaint.
Two weeks prior to the woman’s murder, “someone had unplugged these cameras.”
The sister also told detectives she learned that the morning after their mother’s death, the boy logged onto their mother’s Amazon account and ordered an Oculus Virtual Reality Headset.
The complaint says a family member also alleged that the boy would pick their puppy up by the tail and “swing the puppy around until it whined and howled in pain.”
This allegedly occurred when the boy was just four-years-old.
An aunt told detectives that the boy never cried or showed remorse following his mother’s death.
The complaint alleges the 10-year-old told his aunt that he was “actually aiming the gun at his mother.”
The day after his mother’s death, the aunt said he apologized for killing his mom and then asked if his Amazon package arrived.
In a second interview with detectives, the boy allegedly admitted he retrieved the gun because he was mad at her for waking him up early and not letting him get something on Amazon.
He told detectives his mom walked in front of him when he tried to shoot the wall to “scare her.”
The complaint also says he admitted to getting his mother’s keys for the gun lock box the night before.
The 10-year-old has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.
He had his initial appearance in court on Friday, Nov. 25, and a cash bond of $50,000 was set. He will appear in court for a status hearing on Dec. 7.
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