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Police rescue 15 abducted victims from forest in Niger state, arrest three bandits

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The Niger State Police Command has rescued 15 kidnapped victims from a forest in Lapai Native Authorities Space of the state and arrested three suspected bandits. 

 

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a press release on Friday Could 13, stated the victims have been rescued after a fierce gun battle between the safety operatives and the bandits

 

Abiodun famous that the command additionally repelled an assault at Maraban Dan-Daudu in Shiroro Native Authorities Space of the state. 

 

“Sequel to the continued onslaught towards banditry and different criminality within the state, on 11/05/2022 at about 1330hrs, data was obtained that suspected armed bandits have been sighted at Agigi/Kpashimi forest through Lapai LGA,” the PPRO said. 

 

“Police tactical group hooked up to Lapai Division with vigilante members have been mobilized to the realm the place the bandits have been engaged in gun duel and overpowered by the tactical group, whereas among the hoodlums escaped into the forest with bullet accidents

 

“Consequently, three suspects among the many bandits have been arrested, and fifteen victims kidnapped by the hoodlums have been rescued from the forest,” 

 

The suspects arrested are: Aliyu Mohammed Dauda,19,Wada Usman Shehu, 20, each of Maikunkele and Mohammed Shehu Abubakar,19, of Mayaki village, Lapai. 

 

“Two burnt bikes have been equally recovered from their camp, nevertheless, case below investigation as effort is ongoing to apprehend different members of the gang. Suspects will likely be arraigned in court docket after investigation,” he added. 

 

“Equally, on 12/05/2022 at about 0930hrs, armed bandits tried to invade Maraban Dan-Daudu and Jiko villages through Gwada, Shiroro LGA

 

“Joint safety group deployed to the realm, with vigilante members responded and engaged the bandits in gun duel which lasted for hours. On account of this, the bandits have been repelled as many of the hoodlums escaped into the forest with bullet accidents after they suffered some casualties.” 

 

In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police within the state, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, recommended the efforts of the tactical groups and urged them to maintain the momentum in the direction of curbing banditry within the state.

 

Police rescue 15 abducted victims from forest in Niger state, arrest three bandits

 

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