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Banditry: Niger State Police Apprehends Tungan-Iliya Village Head

by on December 28, 2020
 

By Adejumo Enock

The Nigerian Police Force, Niger State Police Command has arrested the village head of Tungan-Iliya, Mashegu Local Government Area of the state over alleged banditry in the area.

In a statement on Sunday, Niger State Police spokesman, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed that a police team went on a clearance operation of suspected bandits’ hideouts in Tunga-iliya forest following intelligence report received on Dec. 25.

According to him, “The team engaged the suspected bandits in a gun duel and arrested eleven of them while five others were fatally wounded”.

“Among the suspects arrested were the village head of Tunga-iliya and one Summaya Bello who harbours and gives information to bandits”.

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The Police spokesperson said, further investigation into the matter is ongoing and that the suspects would be charged in court later.

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