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In Nassarawa 5 people arrested for killing Chinese, 3 others

The Nassarawa Police Command successful arrested five people for alleged killing a Chinese miner and three other people.

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(NigeriaNewspapers)

Five people have been arrested by the Nassarawa Police Command following the killing of a Chinese miner and three other individuals.

State police commissioner, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, stated this while interacting with newsmen at the state capital, Lafia.

A man named Yahuza Yahaya was revealed to be the leader of the criminal gang responsible for the killings, Daily Post News reports.

“On November 28, gunmen ambushed and killed the mine workers, including a Chinese at Wugibi Hills at Alongani Village in the Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

“Nasarawa State in North Central Nigeria has witnessed repeated killing of people, including security operatives in recent years.

“One AK-47 riffle, military uniform and two photographs of the gang leader were recovered from the suspects.

“In one of photographs, the gang leader was dressed in military uniform and brandishing an AK-47 riffle,"  the CP said.

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