Sep 25, 2022

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Nigerian Army to Probe Alleged Involvement of Personnel in Kidnap of Methodist Prelate –

  • The Nigerian army says it will launch a full investigation into the kidnapping and release of Methodist prelate Samuel Kanu
  • Kanu has previously accused the Nigerian Army supports and prevents his kidnapping after he was released for N100 million ransom
  • However, the army says it will not tolerate complacency from its personnel and wants serious action on it Matter to be dealt with

The Nigerian Army is currently facing heated accusations and controversy following the recent acquittal of a Methodist prelate, Samuel Kanu Kidnappers have accused the army of organizing and supporting kidnapping operations.

In response to the allegation, the Nigerian Army has distanced itself from such activities and stated that in this Ange serious action may be taken, TheCable reported.

It is recalled that Kanu was kidnapped by gunmen at Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway in Umunneochi LGA in Abia State.


Kanu regained his freedom after paying a ransom of N100 million.

Army investigating kidnapping victim Samuel Kanu

Regarding the allegations and the kidnapping, Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said Wednesday that the canoe would need to be questioned to provide more information about the incident.

He said:

“The Nigerian Army (NA) has been briefed on the suggestion circulating on social media alleging the alleged complicity of Nigerian Army troops in the kidnapping incident of the state’s Methodist prelate Abia,” the statement said.

“While the Nigerian Army expresses its concern and sympathy for the victim of this heinous crime and shares his pain, it insinuates that troops are complicit Leash, An d Sinker. This claim therefore raises some relevant questions that remain unanswered.”

Army doubted Kanu’s claims

Nwachukwu further noted that there was no formal debriefing by the prelate, the allegation he has made is against the army’s code of conduct.

As reported by Premium Times, the Nigerian army has vowed to investigate the matter and declared , that it will not tolerate complacency from its personnel.

Nwachukwu said:

“Given our professional attitude and zero tolerance for any wrongdoing in the Nigerian Army, we will take this weighty allegation seriously and turn to the Prelate and the Methodist Church to uncover the basis for the allegation.”

Nigerian soldier working with Boko Haram fighters commits self tmord

In another development, an army man, Lance Corporal Jibrin, who was an instructor with the Nigerian Army Battalion in Yobe State, committed suicide.

Jibrin is said to have killed himself after being arrested for allegedly collaborating with Boko Haram insurgents.

Before his death, the late corporal gave dem Military divulged some vital information during interrogation, which led to the arrest of some of his collaborators.

Nigerian army speaks out about alleged attack by Cameroonian separatists

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has denied claims that some armed Cameroonian separatists attacked northern communities.

In a statement Monday, May 30, the army said the armed foreigners attacked Communities are not i n Nigeria.

The military added that some victims of the said attack were rescued by Nigerian Immigration Service troops and officials.