Police Arrest 21-year-old Bandits in Niger State

The Niger State Police has nabbed four members of banditry gang who recently attacked a village in Rafi Local Government Area of the State.

The bandits with locally made guns.

Speaking with newsmen in Minna, the Public Relations Officer of the Police, DSP Wasiu Abiodun noted that the bandits were apprehended through collaborative efforts by men of the Operation Puff Adder and the State Police.

The names of the suspected bandits were given as: Shehu Usman age 21yrs, Idris Ado age 20yrs, Nasiru Dogo a.k.a Badari age 21yrs, Umar Yahaya age 21 yrs, all male of Fulani camp, near Garun-gabas village of Rafi LGA. He added that their leader, one Lawal was still at large.

“The suspects were intercepted and arrested with two (2) locally fabricated guns while on their way to Garun-gabas market”

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to some of their cattle rustling escapades at Garun-gabas and Garun-dangana villages and its environs in Rafi LGA,” Abiodun said.

Adding, “Effort to apprehend the said Lawal is ongoing as the case is under investigation.”

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