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Police Arrest Killers Of Niger Worshippers

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The Niger State Police Command has arrested some people in connection with the killing of 18 worshippers in Maza-Kuka, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.

The development was confirmed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar while speaking with newsmen in Minna on Wednesday.

The Spokesman of the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, while confirming the arrest, disclosed that six people have been arrested in connection with the killing that took place on October 26, 2021.

Abiodun identified the suspects as Mohammed lawali, Suleiman Ibrahim, Mohammed Rebo, Bashir Audu, Monsoru Abubakar and Abubakar Hamidu.

According to him “Investigations by the police team revealed that the gang leader, Mohammed lawali, and some of the gang members are escapees from the Lokoja correctional centre.

“Bashir Audu was arrested for his criminal role of supplying hard drugs to the gang. Two (2) AK47 rifles, three (3) fully-loaded magazines and various parcels of hard drugs were recovered from them.”



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