Security Agency Killed Over 200 Bandits in Niger State - The People's Voice


Friday, March 4, 2022

Security Agency Killed Over 200 Bandits in Niger State

By Our Correspondent

 No fewer than 200 bandits that belongs to four different camps have been killed across Niger state within three days in an intensified joint security operations carried out.

The Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development, Chieftaincy Affairs, and Internal Security, Mr Emmanuel Umar disclosed this at a media briefing in Government House, Minna.   

Mr Umar said  many commanders of the bandits were among those been killed ,pointing out that they belonged to the camps of Ali Kawajo, Yello Janbros, Kachalla Halilu and Bello Turji. 

The commissioner stressed that , the success recorded so far was as a result of the new approach evolved in the joint security operations and the collective efforts of traditional leaders, community leaders and community people.

He said over 60 motorcycles, unspecified number of cows and arms were recovered, and those arms already been handed over to the security agencies.  

The Commissioner disclosed that the joint security agencies however recorded some casualties; two deaths and many injured, whom he said are receiving treatment at a government facility.  

He then on behalf of Mr Governor Abubakar Sani Bello sympathized with the families of the security operatives who lost their lives,  saying that their sacrifices is appreciated and will not go unrewarded.  

While commending the security agencies, community leaders and members of the affected  communities for their collective efforts towards annihilating the bandits, also cautioned the general public to be vigilant as some of the bandits who escaped with bullet wounds are taking shelter in some communities.  

He passionately appealed to the public to report any strange persons within their environment while re-iterating government’s determination to win the war. 

“We are appealing to the general public that this fight is not for government alone, it is for all of us, we will not rest, until we chase them out of our land, while continue trailing those tthat have escaped as well to ensure that we do  everything possible for them to pay dearly for their destruction activities’ he said.

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