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Over ‘100 bandits killed’ by security operatives in Niger community

The Joint Security Operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, the police and members of the Niger State Vigilante Corps on Wednesday evening repelled an attempted attack…

The Joint Security Operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, the police and members of the Niger State Vigilante Corps on Wednesday evening repelled an attempted attack by bandits in Bangi, the headquarters of Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State.

Residents said bandits in their numbers wanted to invade the local government headquarters around 6pm on Wednesday but situation was saved by the quick intervention of the joint security forces.

The State’s Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, said over 100 bandits were neutralized while 50 motorcycles were recovered during the operation.

He said the attackers had moved from Nasko where they killed the Divisional Police Officer and other security operatives on Tuesday to launch another attack on Bangi, Mariga Local Government, in the same axis.

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