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Police arrest suspected kidnapper in Niger

The Niger state police command has arrested a suspected Kidnapper in Mashegu Local Government area of the state.

The suspect was arrested after his gang kidnapped two people from Ukachi and magama villages.

The man, Bello Ibrahim aged 25, hails from Bafarawa, Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

He was caught with a gun, live ammunition and phones.

A statement by the Police Command said efforts were underway to apprehend other members of the group.

Similarly, the police have arrested a suspected supplier of food items and drinks to bandits in Lapai.

The suspect, 20-year-old Umar Dauda was caught with food items, cash and hard drugs at Fulani camp, Kapako village of Lapai.

Reporting by Sode Mohammed ; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor