The officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Niger State Command have arrested 20-year-old Umar Dauda who supplies food to terrorists in the state
In a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, the suspect was arrested after a tip-off from residents in the community.
“The arrest was made on 16/03/2022, at about 2300hrs based on a credible intelligence that a suspected supplier of food items and drinks to bandits was frequently being sighted at Kapako village, Lapai,” he said.
Abiodun stated that police operatives attached to Lapai Division and vigilante members were mobilised to the village and after hours of monitoring and observation, the team arrested the suspect.
The PRO also stated that some food items and money were recovered from him during a search.
He said, “The following were recovered from the suspect; six loaves of bread, four bottles of fearless drinks, five Maltina drinks, four wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, some quantity of raw rice and beans and the sum of N90m.”
Abiodun further stated that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to be a food supplier to bandits and that the hoodlums usually visit his camp at the same village for collection of the food items.
He added that the suspect confessed that it was the fourth time he was supplying such items to the bandits before being caught.
According to the press statement, in the process of further investigation, the suspect’s home was searched and a locally fabricated revolver gun was recovered in his camp.
The suspect claimed the ownership of the gun and said he bought it at the rate of N65,000 from a gun fabricator within the same village for his personal protection.