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Banditry: Police nab 2 alleged informants in Niger

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…As El-Rufai console families of girls killed in Zangon Kataf attack***

Police in Niger on Monday said that it had arrested two suspected informants to bandits in Mariga Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Mohammed Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state indicated this in Minna, saying the suspects, Mohammed Gazali, 30, and Abubakar Mohammed, 25, hailed from Mangoro village in Mariga area.

He explained that the suspects were arrested at about 4pm on Jan. 13, 2020 in the area based on reliable information.

“We arrested the two suspects based on reliable information that they are alleged informants to bandits terrorising the area.

“On receipt of the information, police detectives attached to Bangi division swung into action and arrested the two suspects,” he said.

The PPRO said that one of the suspects, Gazali was found with one locally made gun and two live cartridges.

He said that during investigation,  Gazali allegedly confessed to the crime and claimed that the gun was given to him by one Kurma, who is still at large.

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Abubakar said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government says it is intensifying efforts toward ensuring permanent peace and security across the state.

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai gave the assurance through the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs,  during a sympathy visit to Gora Gan village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, where two girls were killed in an attack.

The governor described the incident as unfortunate and commended the community for not taking the laws into their hands.

He assured them that security personnel were working hard to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.

In a remark, the District Head of Gora Gan, Mr Elias Usman expressed appreciation for the visit and appealed to the  government to reopen the police station in the area, to improve security.

The delegation later held security meeting with stakeholders in the local government in an effort to ensure permanent peace in the area.

The delegation also visited victims of the attack on admission at Zonkwa General Hospital.

Financial assistance was presented to the families  of the deceased and those injured  in the attack.


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