Just In: Troops arrest seven suspected bandits in Lere, Kaduna

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Kaduna State Government has confirmed the arrest of seven suspected bandits in Mariri community of Lere Local Government Area.

The State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the arrest was reported to the State Government on Wednesday.

He said the arrests were the result of sustained intelligence gathering.

The Commissioner added that troops of Operation Safe Haven acted on the credible intelligence, and arrested Musa Adamu, Abdullahi Usman, Suleiman Hasidu, Usman Jibril, Saidu Isah, Hassan Abdulhamid and Idris Sani who were members of a kidnap syndicate.

He said one Hajiya Bilkisu, a suspected accomplice who had been housing the arrested persons, was unfortunately lynched by members of the community as she tried to escape.

The Kaduna State Government noted the report with satisfaction and commended the troops for their prompt action on credible intelligence gathered.

The Government urged security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation of the suspects.

The Kaduna State Government appealed to citizens to avoid all forms of jungle justice, and to give security agencies the needed cooperation to work in line with the dictates of the law.

Aruwan said citizens would be updated on further developments.

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