The Nigerian Army, NA, has dissociated itself from reports trending on social media, purporting 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.
Intent on clearing the air, the NA, in a statement issued today by its Public Relations Director, Brig-Gen Mohammed Yerima, said that 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.
According to the statement, Galadima’s 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 Environmental 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 said.
The Nigerian Army reiterates that it remains a disciplined organisation that would not condone any unprofessional conduct on the part of its officers and soldiers, and urges the general public to disregard the misleading story currently being shared across various platforms of social media.