Dismissed Soldier Leads Kidnappers, Kills Five-year-old Boy After Collecting N5m

A dismissed soldier of the Nigerian Army, Galadima Sani, has taken to kidnapping, leading a gang to abduct and kill a five-year-old boy after the family had paid N5 million ransom.

SaharaReporters learnt that Lance Corporal Sani was dismissed from the Nigerian Army about five years ago for armed robbery, but the military authorities failed to hand him over to the police for prosecution.

It was gathered from a witness that the dismissed soldier abducted the five-year-old boy, identified only as Muhammad, last week.

Sources said the gang had reached out to the parents, who agreed to come with a ransom of N5 million.

It was learnt that after the money was paid, Muhammad was still killed because he reportedly recognised the dismissed soldier, Sani, who took him away to the kidnappers.

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