Police operatives in Niger State have killed a suspected bandits’ informant, Buba Baromi and three others.
The terrorists engaged the police team in a gun duel in Dogon Fadama in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that police operatives took Baromi down at his hideout in Damba Forest area of the state on Tuesday.
The anti-bandits police team were led to the criminals’ hideout in the forest by some local hunters in the area.
Baromi was killed the second day of the encounter with the police team while others were killed the first day.
He was said to have coordinated series of attack in various villages.
“He led bandits to rustle cattle and attack communities at Dogon Fadama. During those attacks, many innocent lives were lost,” source said.
Baromi, it was also learnt, was responsible for the attacks unleashed on communities at Dogon Fadama in the middle of last month.
It was further gathered that it was during one of the encounters with the security team that the deceased informant sustained a gunshot wound and took off to his hideout in the forest, where he was receiving treatment.