Lawmaker reportedly killed by gunmen as irate youths arrest informant

An elected Councilor, Saleh Alawa has been assasinated by bandits in Alawa village, Shiroro local government area of Niger state.


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The sad incident was said to have occurred yesterday.

According to Vanguard, the Councillor was on his way to his village, Alawa, when he and his men ran into the bandits around Zumba road where he was murdered instantly.

However, his personal assistant escaped from the assailants.

Angered youths in the area swung into action by embarking on a search of the bandits in the area and eventually succeeded in apprehending an informant at Gwada town.

The informant it was gathered has been handed over to the police for more investigation and prosecution.

“We will continue to work hand in hand with all Security Agencies in the area towards exposing and apprehending both informants and criminals alike in the area because we are tired of these incessant killings in the area,” one of the youth leader who wanted anonymity remarked in an interview with Vanguard on phone.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs Emmanuel Umar when contacted confirmed the incident adding that efforts is ongoing to apprehend the criminals.

He called on the villagers to avail the security agents useful informations that could easily lead to the arrest of the criminals.

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