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Police arrest 18-yr-old bandits’ informant in Niger

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Zubaida Sanusi, an 18-year-old student at the College of Health Sciences in Kontagora, Niger State, has been arrested for working as an informant for bandits.

Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mr Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman disclosed that the student was nabbed following the arrest of a 37-year-old notorious bandit, Umar Aliyu, aka Babuga Datijo.

He said on the course of investigation, one of the wanted bandits, Shaibu Haruna, was found in the girl’s phone and the number was saved as “Kudin-banza” (useless money).

According to him, the suspect had confessed that she was introduced to Shaibu by a woman known as Aisha Mohammed, adding that Shaibu used to lavish money on her in exchange for sex.

The police commissioner said efforts to get other members of Aliyu’s gang arrested led to the discovery of a phone number in Kontagora belonging to the suspected student.

Shawulu said phone numbers of two members of the gang, Maidabo and Shaibu Haruna of Garatu, Bosso LGA were provided to the police by the gang leader.

He said one Motse Mohammed (47) and Aliya Mohammed (48), residents of Salka, Magama LGA were also arrested for having contacted the bandits and acted as informants in a series of attacks.

He said the police established that ten thousand naira was sent to the two informants by the bandits through one POS in Salka.

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