Borno Police Pays N.5m Bounty to Informant

10 Apr 2012

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Ag. IGP, Mohammed Abubakar.

By Michael Olugbode

Borno State Police Command yesterday Paid N500,000 bounty to a man who gave out information that led to the foiling of a planned assassination of a clergyman in the state.

Speaking during the presentation of the cash to the man whose name was not given for security purpose, the Borno State Police Commissioner, Bala Hassan, said the informant gave out the information that led to the arrest of two hoodlums and recovery of arms.

He asked the other residents of the town to borrow a leaf from the informant, and restated that with adequate information, the level of insecurity in the state would have been arrested.

The police chief, who said if adequate information was provided on the Dikwa attack, it would have been nipped in the bud, assured on confidentiality of information given.

He said it was unfortunate that the attack on Dikwa claimed six lives and destruction of buildings including the town's police station. In another incident two suspected Boko Haram members in a Peugeot 406 Saloon car with registration number AT 647 GWA shot sporadically into the air at about midday scaring off people off the streets of Maiduguri.

The shooting which took place around Baga road and Hausari area of the town caused pandemonium as many drivers were forced to make a quick u-turn.

Speaking on the incident, the JTF spokesman, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said the vehicle used by the sect members was stolen at a gun point from a mechanical workshop.

He said the vehicle was ridden with bullets and that further information would be made available as it unfold.

Tags: News, Nigeria, Featured, BORNO POLICE, BOUNTY, INFORMANT

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