Niger police arrest a notorious thuggery gang leader who has been giving the community sleepless nights.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 
Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a notorious thuggery gang leader, Umar Shehu a.k.a Soja.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, said the suspect is the leader of a gang attacking communities in the state. 

“Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Department arrested a gang leader on 7/05/2024 at about 1230hrs, named Umar Shehu a.k.a Soja 29yrs of St. Mary area of Kpakungu,” the statement read.

"He confessed to being a gang leader of a 10-man notorious thuggery group attacking neighbouring communities, vigilante and security men, snatching handsets and attacking members of the public.

“The suspect is under investigation with a view to apprehend members of his gang and ensure diligent prosecution." 

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