The Niger State Police Officer has killed suspected armed bandit on Wednesday, following the arrested of 16-year-old female accomplice.
The spokesperson of the command, ASP Wsiu Abiodun, revealed this in a statement saying.
The statement reads;
“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,”.
During interrogation, the said Haruna attempted to escape and was shot down by the Police in Niger state.
Niger state over the past few years has become a hotbed of violence, with armed criminals forcing villagers to displacement camps in the state capital, Minna. In mid-August, a gang of motorcycle-riding bandits attacked a military location and killed three soldiers in a fierce fight, according to the Nigerian army.