Police arrest killers of 3 Chinese miners, police in Nasarawa


The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested five people for allegedly killing a Chinese miner and three others in the state.

The suspects were arrested following security intelligence sharing and collaboration with other agencies since the killing which happened on November 28.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, said this on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Lafia, the state capital.

According to the CP, investigations revealed that one Yahuza Yahaya was the leader of the criminal gang responsible for the ambush and killing of the three miners and their police escort.

The CP said, “On November 28, gunmen ambushed and killed the mine workers, including a Chinese at Wugibi Hills at Alongani Village in the Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

“Nasarawa State in North Central Nigeria has witnessed repeated killing of people, including security operatives in recent years.

“One AK-47 riffle, military uniform and two photographs of the gang leader were recovered from the suspects.

“In one of photographs, the gang leader was dressed in military uniform and brandishing an AK-47 riffle.


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