… Terrorists on the run 100 motorcycles, hundreds of cattles recovered
Niger state government has on Wednesday disclosed that over two hundred armed bandits have been killed in a gun duel that ensued between members of the joint Security Taskforce and terrorists across the state.
The killed terrorists it was gathered are members of four groups named Ali Kawajo, Yello Janbros, Kachalla Halilu and Bello Tunji out of the ten groups identified so far.
Addressing Journalists, state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Mr. Emmanuel Umar explained that the bandits were killed in Kundu axis of Rafi and Baban-Lamba axis of Mariga local governments and other parts of the state between Sunday and Wednesday.
According to him, “God has given us victory over these terrorists, we were able to neutralize over two hundred terrorists which belong to four groups between Sunday and today (Wednesday).
“A total of sixty motorcycles were recovered, uncertain numbers of cattle were also returned to their owners.
“We need cooperation of the traditional rulers, communities, the security personnel and even the media.
“This is a fight for one is fight for all. We recorded this success through collective efforts”.
However, the commissioner explained that two security personnels lost their lives in the fight against the bandits, while appreciating the gallant efforts of the joint State Security Taskforce.
Furthermore, he pleaded with motorists and commuters to report any suspecting individual or group of persons with gun wounds, adding that “they may be fleeing terrorists with gun injuries”