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Shame Of A Nation: How Nigerian Military Paid Bandits N20Million To Protect Buhari — Report



A report by the Wall Road Journal has revealed how the Nigerian Air Pressure coordinated ransom funds to armed bandits in change for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Military.

In line with the report, a Nigerian Air Pressure official paid N20 million to bandits in Rugu Forest in a bid to safe President Muhammadu Buhari from being the sufferer of insecurity that has escalated because the starting of his regime. 

The deal was brokered when the navy realised that it could be too dangerous to go away the weapon within the fingers of violent criminals working in an space the presidential jet would fly over. 

Nevertheless, the report had not acknowledged the interval the deal was made nor when the presidential journey was deliberate. President Buhari had visited his hometown no less than twice in 2021. He had travelled house on January 29 and on July 14. 

The rugged, lawless jungle that covers elements of Kaduna, Zamfara and the president’s house state of Katsina has served as an enormous haven for bandits terrorising Nigeria’s northwestern communities. A big portion of kidnapping plots emanates or terminates in or across the forest, safety businesses have beforehand warned. 

Part of the report reads: “The mission to purchase again the antiaircraft gun started with a handoff from a high-ranking air drive intelligence officer within the capital Abuja: a black zip-up bag he mentioned was stuffed with 20 million Nigerian naira.”

The gun truck with 12.7 calibre anti-aircraft fireplace was reportedly disassembled and transported again to the navy on motorbikes after the deal was concluded. 


SaharaReporters had earlier reported plans by the president to go to his hometown this weekend. 

In line with presidential sources, the President needs to go to his hometown, simply to get some relaxation.

“He is departing for Daura this weekend for house relaxation. He simply needs to go and relaxation. He’ll return subsequent week,” one of many sources instructed SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

Nevertheless, the journey was later cancelled. 

It isn’t clear why the Nigerian navy opted to settle the bandits with the mentioned quantity. Nevertheless, it is probably not unconnected to the bandits’ strikes in opposition to the navy. 

Gunmen in August invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the dealing with of safety by the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities.

Gunmen had invaded the Afaka barracks of the academy round 1 am, killing two troopers recognized as Lieutenant Commodore Wulah and Flight Lieutenant Okoronwo.

Additionally they kidnapped Main Stephen Dantong and demanded a ransom of N200 million.

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