Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has declared that informants are as dangerous as bandits and asked that they be given the same punishment as bandits and kidnappers when they are caught.
He said this after the swearing-in of the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Aisha Bwari, at the council chamber in the government house. He noted that without the informants, the bandits will not be able to carry out their activities.
He urged the judiciary and legislature to come up with stiffer penalties for those involved in these activities, especially the informants, insisting that an example needs to be set for those involved in these activities.
Justice Bwari pledged that there would be transformation in the judiciary, saying that all hands should be on deck to ensure that. She also assured that the judiciary will work in tandem with the executive and legislature to execute laws for the good of the state.