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Security operatives kill over 100 bandits in Niger

Nigerian Army at work in Niger State. Photo: Aliyu Lawal

Over 100 bandits have been killed by members of joint security operatives in Bangi the headquarters of Mariga local government council of Niger state.

The bandits were terrorists that recently attacked Nasko the headquarters of Magama local government council of the state.

During the attack, the bandit killed the Divisional Police Officer, two policemen, and six members of the vigilante corps on Tuesday.

The bandits according to residents came in their numbers wanted to invade the local government headquarters around 6 pm on Wednesday.

The situation was saved by the joint security operatives that repelled the attack and killed over 100 and recover over 80 motorcycles from the bandits.

The successful operation on Wednesday was applauded by many Nigerlites who came out in large numbers celebrating such an unprecedented feat.

Some of the bandits’ motorcycles recovered during the operation.

Sadly, one policeman lost his life and an operational vehicle belonging to the security agent has been burnt by the bandits.

Niger State’s Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Mr Emmanuel Umar who did not comment on the number of bandits neutralised, however, said the fight against insurgency in Niger state has been yielding positive results.

Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane said that the state government remains resolute in its efforts at addressing all cases of crime and criminality until the battle is won.

Writing by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino