Bandits Kill 15 People In Niger Community


 

No fewer than 15 villagers are reported to have been killed in Beri town in the Bobi district of Mariga Local Government of Niger State on Monday.

A mobile policeman was also reportedly killed on Monday by the bandits in the town.

Channels Television was told that the men of the local vigilante were able to kill five of the bandits.

It was gathered that the Beri Police Station was burnt by the bandits with several people reported to have been injured during the stampede that accompanied the arson on the police station.

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Another set of bandits stormed the Garin- Gabas on the same day during which they faced stiff opposition from the youths of the town,

The number of casualties on both sides could not be immediately ascertained.

Also today, some bandits raided Ungwan Bako in the Kotonkoro district of Mariga Local Government Area abducting many people mostly women and children.

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) confirmed the incidents but did not give details.

Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun did not respond to calls made to his cell phones for comments on the developments.


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