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DISTURBING: Villagers Seizes Terrorists’ Supplier helicopter linked to Abdusalami Abubakar
A disturbing development of a seized helicopter used by foreigners to supply weapons to terrorists in Nigeria has been linked to Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Abubakar is a retired Nigerian Army general and a statesman who served between 1998 to 1999 as a de facto President. From 1993 through 1998 he also served as Chief of Defence Staff and succeeded General Sani Abacha upon his death.
A Facebook client, Ihemenandu Bennyali, had raised an alarm on Saturday in a shared post alleging a mystery Helicopter feared to be supplying weapons and ammunition to kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and bandits in Niger State was accosted and seized by villagers.
Arina community in Shiroro local government area said to have used ‘supernatural powers’ to send bees to cover the body of the suspected helicopter and chased the pilot away.
It was later discovered the helicopter was owned by the former retired general.
The post has attracted a high number of shares with comments attesting to it.
Another commenter, Mfoniso Udo, who said to have served in Munya LGA, a neighbouring village to Shiroro in 2020 acknowledged the claim.
Udo noted that during the service year, he had an ugly experience of bandits attacking a Sarikin power, where corpers were deployed. He usually sees helicopters pass through the community to Shiroro forest and the bandits would launch attack the following day.
The incidence of attacks and supply of ammunition is something familiar to the villagers and even the youth of the community disclosed to them too, adding the news is true.
However, #Scannews24 is yet to verify the source of the news and can not confirm the allegation. Being a developing story, we are still monitoring to ascertain from security agents or appropriate agencies.
There is still a doubt an individual can own a combat helicopter as such.
We call and appeal to appropriate agencies to investigate the allegation.