- Police have exposed a fake informant in Zamfara state
- The state commissioner of police, Usman Nagogo, disclosed this on Saturday, July 11
- The fake informant, Nasiru Garba, claimed there was a shrine in the state where evils are committed
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For giving false information over an alleged shrine in Zamfara state, the police have exposed a fake whistleblower who attempted to mislead the security operatives in the state.
Legit.ng's reporter in Zamfara, Lawal Tsalha, reports that the informant told the state police command that a house in Gusau, the state capital, has become a shrine and sorcery where all sorts of evils and cult activities take place.
The state police commissioner, Usman Nagogo, who briefed newsmen on the issue, said an investigation conducted by the police revealed that the informant identified as Nasiru Garba A K had grudges to settle with some highly placed government officials in the state, executed his own mission in order to achieve the predetermined agenda.
"In achieving that, he lured one Mustapha Abdullahi and Hassan Garba to secure the pot, the calabash, blood and take the cloth which was part of the exhibits to a tailor, without telling them his mission.
"Police were able to obtained pieces of evidence from those who innocently sold the pot, sow the cloth, secured the blood from the abattoir and the Tsangaya school where he took the ink and wrote all the Arabic inscriptions on the mentioned items," the CP said.
Recalls that sometimes in April, 2020, the state police command announced that it received information termed as "credible" that some unknown sorcerers in the state were operating a shrine in the state capital, which led to the immediate demolishing of a house where an informant whose identity was hidden then, showed to the police as a sorcery.
"In our desire to ensure justice many people were arrested and some were invited and interrogated. We also outlined and displayed to the press some exhibits that were suggestive of certain evil plans were going on in the house and promised that in no time, we shall investigate, fish out and prosecute the culprits," the police commissioner added.
Nagogo stated that after the investigation, the police findings could not link any of the people arrested or invited to the commission to the offence.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerian troops rescued three people who were kidnapped by armed bandits from their farm in Gwazunu village, Chikun in the local government area of Kaduna state.
It was reported that the soldiers attached to operation thunder strike, a subsidiary of operation accord, rescued the kidnapped victims after engaging the bandits in a gunfight.
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