Armed bandits have allegedly killed no fewer than 20 vigilantes in an ambush in Kotonkoro village of Mariga Native Authorities Space of Niger on Tuesday
Additionally, the bandits reportedly attacked a navy base in identical space on Wednesday and one soldier was killed, whereas one other was kidnapped.
Confirming the incident within the space, the commandant of the vigilantes within the native authorities, Abu Hashimu, mentioned the late vigilantes had been coming back from a search operation, once they had been ambushed.
In line with him, 16 of his males had been killed on the spot through the assault, whereas 4 others had been shot useless whereas attempting to flee from the bandits.
He mentioned, “the slain vigilantes had been coming back from search operation once they had been ambushed. 16 of them had been killed on the spot whereas the bandits pursued 4 others who tried to flee and gun them down additionally”.
“The our bodies of the slain vigilantes have been recovered and a joint safety operation comprising of navy and vigilantes has gone in the hunt for the bandits.”
It was additional gathered that at present (Thursday) the joint safety workforce has entered the Dutse Magajiya forest in the hunt for the bandits.
Bandits kill 20 vigilantes, one soldier in Niger