- No fewer than nine persons are been held in connection with sabotaging the ongoing war against bandits in the north
- The suspects including a medical doctor, farmers were arrested in Shiroro and Munya LGAs of Niger state
- The arrest was confirmed by Abdulberqy Ebbo, the director-general of strategic operations, ICT, and public
Niger state government has recorded success as they pounce on armed bandits unleashing various attacks in the northern state.
Abdulberqy Ebbo, the director-general of strategic operations, ICT, and public in Niger confirmed that nine persons have been arrested for being informants to bandits terrorising communities.
Ebbo in a tweet on Tuesday, April 27, said the suspects confessed to leaking information on the movement of troops to the criminals. He also added that one of the informants is a medical doctor.
Daily Trust citing a security source, stated that the suspects were arrested while they were on their way to give information in Shiroro and Munya local government areas of the state.
The informants are currently in the custody of the police undergoing interrogations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 42 communities have fallen under the control of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in Niger state following renewed attacks.
Senator Mohammed Sani Musa representing Niger East in the Nigerian Senate made this known on Tuesday, April 27.
Musa while moving a motion on the killings in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi local government areas of the state said that between January 2020 to date bandits and terrorists had killed over 475 persons in Niger East.
The lawmaker expressed worry that for almost seven years now his senatorial district has come under constant and sustained multiple deadly attacks by terrorists.
In a related development, the Niger governor, Abubakar Bello, disclosed that Boko Haram members were responsible for the attacks on communities in the state.
The governor said that the Boko Haram elements had taken over Kaure axis in Shiroro local government area in the state.
Bello said Boko Haram elements had hoisted their flag over Kaure axis, forcing women from communities around the areas to be members of the terrorist group.