Police arrest 6 in Niger over ‘stoning’ Gov. Sani Bello

Niger youth stoning governor
Niger youth stoning governor

The police in Niger, on Wednesday, arrested six persons suspected to have been involved in the stoning of Governor Sani Bello in Bida town, Dibal Yakadi, the Commissioner of Police in Niger, has said.

DAILY NIGERIAN reported the attack on the governor when he visited the market on Thursday, March 8 to ascertain the level of damage done by the fire and donated N20million for the reconstruction of the market.

However, the angry youth seized the opportunity to vent out their anger and frustration over how bad things have allegedly turned in the state.

The youth booed the governor and pelted his official vehicle with stones.

However, Mr Yakadi said the police had commenced investigation to establish those who sponsored the action.

”As soon as we finished our investigation the suspects will be charged to court,” he said.

Mr Yakadi said the command would not tolerate any act capable of disturbing the peace of the state and warned the people, especially the youth, to desist from all forms of political violence and thuggery.

The commissioner charged the youth not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction as anyone caught would be made to face the law.

” We will ensure diligent prosecutions of all those involved so as to serve as a lesson for others who are thinking in the same direction,” he said.

Mr Yakadi said the command had already taken proactive security measures to deal with any form of security threat to peace in the state.