Four suspected bandits have been arrested in Sokoto State, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Wednesday.
The suspected are said to be members of a notorious bandits group operating within Sokoto and Zamfara states.
They were paraded for their alleged involvement in high-profile kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling, and murder within communities in the two north-western states.
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NSCDC Commandant in Sokoto State, Mohammed Saleh-Dada, said some of the paraded suspects are also informants to bandits in some of the high-profile attacks carried out in the region.
He said a high-profile personality within the Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State has been invited for his connection with one of the suspects
Also paraded is a suspect who allegedly sodomised over 12 Almajiri children in Sokoto State.