Police arrest 16-year-old suspected female bandit in Niger state, recover arms

A suspected armed bandit was killed by the Niger State Police Command and his 16-year-old female accomplice has been arrested.

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Command spokesman ASP Wsiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, January 18, said the suspects were arrested in the state’s Mariga Local Government Area with two locally produced revolver rifles.

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“On 13/01/2021 at about 1700hrs, a team of Police operatives/vigilante attached to Bangi division while on routine patrol along Bangi/Wamba road arrested two suspects; one Haruna SNU ‘m’ and Maryam Sani age 16yrs ‘f’ both of Magami village via Gussau Zamfara State with one unregistered Bajaj m/cycle, and two locally fabricated revolver rifles,” Abiodun said.

During the questioning, Haruna said he tried to escape and the police shot him down. Later, the corpse was deposited at Bangi General Hospital, Mariga LGA.


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