More than 200 bandits killed in four days in Niger – Commissioner

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Over 200 armed bandits were killed in a gun battle between members of the Joint Security Taskforce and bandits in Niger State in the last four days, according to the state government.

Mr. Emmanuel Umar, the state Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, announced this while briefing reporters in Minna.

Ali Kawajo, Bello Janbros, Kachalla Halilu, and Bello Turji are the leaders of the four groups that the Joint State Security Taskforce engaged in crossfire, according to Umar.

According to him, sixty motorcycles were recovered, uncertain numbers of cattle were also returned to their owners. He noted that the bandits were killed in the Kundu axis of Rafi and the Babanlaba axis of Mariga local governments and other parts of the state between Sunday and Wednesday.

The commissioner hinted that two security personnel lost their lives in the fight against the bandits but appreciated the gallant efforts of the Joint State Security Taskforce.