Sergent Zakariah John of the Counter Terrorist Unit in Maiduguri, Borno State, has been arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to cattle rustlers and other criminals. He was caught selling a round of 7.62MM Special Ammunition to a suspected rustler.
Most of the attacks and killings in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Mangu and Bassa councils have been linked to proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven Maj. Adam Umar, who paraded the suspects yesterday, said:
“We have in our custody a serving police sergeant – Sgt. Zakariah John – and a suspected rustler – Sani Muhammed – both of whom are suspected to be gun runners.
“We also have in our custody Patrick Choji and Yakubu Davou who were arrested for illegal possession of firearms. We have 10 suspects in all but with various offenses, ranging from rustling, robbery, impersonation and gun running.
“They were arrested from various spots, some from Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Ladi and Nasarawa State.
“Victor Davou and Joshua Dagwom are suspected to be part of those who rustled cows in Fan district of Barkin Ladi before the attacks last month, though we are still investigating to ascertain their level of involvement.”
Narrating how the suspects were arrested, Umar said: “As we intensified our investigations following the June 23 incident, we arrested one of the rustlers and he confessed that a policeman supplies him ammunition. So he was told to ask for another supply.
“We took the suspect to the meeting point, laid an ambush, and the supplier appeared – he supplied 180 rounds of 7.62MM special. Each round of ammunition was sold for N450. It used to be N400 but according to the supplier, scarcity of the product forced him to increase the price.
“That was how the suspect was arrested and upon interrogation, we discovered he is a police sergeant serving with the Counter Terrorist Unit in Maiduguri. “This discovery will help in reducing the proliferation of arms in these troubled areas.”
In what appears to be clear case of ignorance, an aggrieved man has taken to Twitter to share a hilarious mistake he made. Known simply as @bigheadeddudes, he took to the platform to lament after he supposedly received something different from the item he ordered however, from the look of things he should be blamed
Contrary to the viral case of what i ordered versus what i got, this young man apparently ordered for an item out of ignorance and received just what he ordered but is currently pained.
According to him, he ordered a large suitcase from popular online store, Jumia, but was delivered a tiny doll box that can fit into his palm.
A lady has accused a man from Anambra state identified as 'One Billion Chimaobi' of killing her brother in Senegal.
The lady, Joy Alueze Bassey, alleged that Chimaobi stabbed her brother Nnamdi Booley Bassey to death in Senegal and escaped afterwards.
Read her Facebook post below.
''I can't keep calm
Chimaobi(one billion chimaobi) from Anambra state
I must tell the whole world who you are
You stabbed my brother Nnamdi booley bassey from afikpo to death in Senegal
And you ran away...no where to be found.
You can't continue hiding,your hands are stained
My brothers blood will hunt you
You kept my family especially my aged mother in a bitter,ill condition.
Let me remained you
It actually rains everywhere
It will be better you come out from your hiding,bury him and also comfort my family.
KARMA is waiting for you,your offspring...
Below is a picture of Adegboyega Adefarasin, son of pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on the Rock church in Lagos. The picture was shared on Instagram by his father in celebration of his 21st birthday.
Paul Adefarasin wrote:
''Today, I am deeply grateful and prayerfully rejoice that one of my two sons and the seed of my loins turns 21.
Adegboyega, we are grateful that you have tested our values and chosen to walk with them in the the path of the upright, and sustainably so.
It seems like only yesterday ..., you were but a baby in our arms, and today, we have a son who understands his place, his promise, his power and his purpose; who will not depart from the verities with which he has been raised; and who can stand authoritatively to speak with the adversity at the gate.
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