Bandits Killed In Niger State
The Commissioner for Local Government and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said the gunmen met their waterloo when they attempted to disrupt the Sallah celebration in Kawo and Uregi villages on Monday.
According to him, operatives of the joint security task force aslo rescued 14 kidnapped victims and recovered seven motorcycles from the gunmen.
Umar said, “On 02/05/2022 at about 1700hrs, armed bandits on motorcycles attempted to attack Kawo, Uregi villages in Rafi LGA to disrupt Sallah celebration in the state.
“On the receipt of this information, joint security tactical teams responded swiftly and mobilised to the area where the hoodlums were engaged around Uregi, Kiribo villages and as a result, about ten among bandits were neutralised, 14 kidnapped citizens rescued and seven motorcycles recovered with arms from them.”
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello commended the security operatives, including the local vigilante members, for their efforts towards ensuring the safety of citizens of the state.
“The governor appreciates this uncommon sacrifice and encouraged the security agencies not to relent in their efforts towards mitigating against terrorism/banditry and other criminality in the state,” he added.
He urged the citizens to continue to support the security agencies to encourage them in the fight against insecurity in the state.
The commissioner added that the government is committed to restoring peace in all banditry affected communities in the state.
Meanwhile, Bandits have threatened to marry off a 21-year-old woman who was abducted along Tapila-Gwada road, an area located in Shiroro LGA of Niger State.