According to Channels TV, Sa’idu Lawal told journalists that before he went into the business of supplying ammunitions to terrorists, he was in the Nigerian army. After some years of serving in the Nigerian Army, Sa’idu Lawal disclosed that he resigned and started the business of transporting tomatoes from Kano to Abuja.
Sa’idu Lawal went on to say that after some time, his elder brother introduced him to the business of supplying of ammunitions to terrorists. Sa’idu disclosed that his first deal was done around earlier this year and he was paid a total of N200,000. Sa’idu Lawal said that half of the money was given to him before he transported the ammunition and the other half was paid when he returned.
Sa’idu was arrested by security operatives along Kaduna- Abuja highway while on his way to supply weapons to Dogo Hamza, a notorious bandit leader terrorising communities in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State. According to Sa’idu Lawal, he collected N100,000 for the transportation of two AK-47 rifles, eight magazines, and 501 live ammunition.