Six suspects linked to the killing of 18 worshippers in Maza-Kuka, Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, have been arrested. 

Niger state Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar disclosed this while briefing journalists in Minna on Wednesday December 15. 

Also Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun  confirmed that six suspects were arrested in connection with the killing that took place on October 26, 2021.

Abiodun gave their names as Mohammed lawali, Suleiman Ibrahim, Mohammed Rebo, Bashir Audu, Monsoru Abubakar and Abubakar Hamidu. 

He said; 

“Investigations by the police team revealed that the gang leader, Mohammed lawali, and some of the gang members are escapees from the Lokoja correctional centre.

“Bashir Audu was arrested for his criminal role of supplying hard drugs to the gang. Two (2) AK47 rifles, three (3) fully-loaded magazines and various parcels of hard drugs were recovered from them.”