Army Dissociate Itself from Dismissed Soldier’s Alleged Crime of Kidnap and Murder in Kaduna
By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
Against the background of a viral video item making rounds in the cyberspace over an alleged crime of kidnap and murder perpetrated by a dismissed personnel of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Army has dissociate itself from the alleged ones crime perpetrated by the dismissed personnel.
This was disclosed by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima in a statement made available to Daily Chronicle in Bauchi.
The statement said that the attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video which has gone viral on the social media alleging that a soldier, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima, was involved in an alleged case of kidnap and murder of his neighbour’s child after collecting the sum of N5m as ransom, stressing that the information contained in the video is not true.
The statement read in part:
“Contrary to the claim, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima was duly dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2013 after a General Court Marshal that held in Kaduna had found him guilty.
“His last unit was 2 Provost Group where he was involved in a case of attempted murder leading to his arrest and prosecution before the General Court Marshal in Kaduna.
“After his dismissal, Adamu found his way to Kaduna State Environmenta Services where he secured a job as a cleaner.
“He is therefore, not a personnel of Nigerian Army as at April 2021 when he committed the alleged crime”.
The statement further said that the Nigerian Army remains a disciplined organisation that will not condone any unprofessional conduct on the part of its officers and soldiers and also urged the general public to ignore the misleading story currently being shared in the social media.