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Bandits attacks: 22 vigilante members killed in Niger

About 17 males of the native vigilante in Dukku city of Rijau Native Authorities space of Niger State have been ambushed and killed by armed bandits.

It was gathered that the native vigilante killed three of the bandits.

It was learnt that the Dukku group had been disturbed by the spate of assaults by bandits and due to this fact, mobilised to launch an assault on the bandits hibernating within the forests within the space.

However, the deliberate assault was mentioned to have leaked, which led to the ambush by the bandits and killing of the 17 native safety males, whereas the vigilante retaliated by killing three of the bandits.

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Confirming the report, the chairman of Rijau native authorities council Alhaji Bawa Bello, when contacted on cellphone, mentioned whereas the bandits killed some vigilante members, the native safety males killed some bandits in return.

He acknowledged, “Sure it occurred, we killed among the bandits and the bandits killed a few of our males.

“I’ve submitted a written report back to the Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs and for extra particulars contact him, he’s our boss he ought to provide the particulars.”

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Efforts to get the Commissioner for Native Authorities Alhaji Abdulmalik Sarkindaji failed as he couldn’t be reached for extra particulars on the assault.

Additionally, the state Police command couldn’t be reached to verify the story because the Public Relations Officer, PRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun didn’t choose his calls as of the time of submitting the report.

In a associated growth, 5 individuals, together with a girl and a policeman had been killed and 12 others kidnapped on Wednesday in Kagara city in an evening assault by bandits.

Confirming the report, Chairman of the council, Alhaji Ismaila Modibo mentioned a complete of 8 individuals had been injured within the assault.

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He defined that the armed bandits, nevertheless, didn’t succeed of their try to interrupt into a primary technology financial institution within the city to steal cash from it.

Following the report of the assault, Niger State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman had been within the city for an on the spot go to, the place they urged the individuals to stay calm as authorities was on high of the scenario.

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