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Police say notorious armed bandit killed in Niger



On Tuesday afternoon, a joint Police/vigilante patrol team along Rafin-Gora, Kontagora local government area of Niger state gunned down a notorious armed bandit known as Zokala.

The spokesperson of the Police in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, announced this via a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, Zokala, who was riding his daylong CG motorcycle, was trapped while he was trying to escape the patrol team.

“The notorious bandit harbours around Kontagora forest and have been terrorizing Beri, Lamba, Kamfanin-waya, Farin-Shige, Bukoki communities and it’s environs.”

He noted that effort is on-going to apprehend other accomplices of the deceased.

Ritualists arrested
Mr Abiodun also announced the arrest of two suspected ritualists in possession of human eye.

Based on credible information received, Police Operatives attached to Gwada Division arrested one Buhari Ibrahim, 35 years, of Daza village, Munya Local Government Area of the state, in possession of a human eye, he said.

He stated that during interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a herbalist and that one Bitrus Imoh from Geneko village in Kotonkarfe Local Government Area of Kogi State, gave him the human eye in order to prepare a charm for him.

“The said Bitrus was later arrested on 07/12/2020 and claimed to have removed the human eye from the corpse of his late brother who died early this year from (the) same village.”