Report: Bandits kill 20 security personnel in Niger

Suspected bandits operating within the Galkogo Forest, in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, may have killed at least 20 military and security personnel during a joint operation to flush out criminal elements terrorising the area.
It was, however, learnt that the bandits suffered heavy casualties during the fierce gun battle that occurred during the weekend.
Owing to sustained military operations against them in Zamfara and some adjoining states, the bandits may have moved towards Niger State, which has been at the receiving end of their criminal activities in the last few months.
A report by PRNigeria Wednesday, said the joint security patrol comprised elements of the Nigerian Army, Police, as well as personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“A joint security patrol team compromising officers and men of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Police Force and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) exchanged heavy gunfire with armed bandits around Galkogo Forest, in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State last weekend,” the online platform said.
According to the report: “The bodies of (the) security operatives and volunteers killed during the encounter were immediately evacuated and conveyed to the Minna General Hospital.”
This sad incident came amid earlier reports of the killing of over 50 soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole, by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs).
As at the time of filing this report the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, as well as the Director, Brig-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, had yet to reply to a message seeking official reaction from the angle of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

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2 Thoughts to “Report: Bandits kill 20 security personnel in Niger”

  1. Ezekiel Okeke

    Nothing on earth can stop end of fulani caliphate with its emirates. God in heaven the owner of the world and everything in it, is behind end of fulani caliphate with its emirates. Thugs of fulani caliphate with its emirates nickname military and police must be Eliminated on every inch of this natives territory of Disintegrated Republics for end of fulani caliphate with its emirates. We have broken backbones of fulani thugs nickname military and police in the last three and half years of bloody engagement against fulani caliphate with its emirates under the natives Disintegrated Republics. The so-called Nigeria which is fulani caliphate with its emirates, has fallen. It is Yugoslavia of Africa. The six geopolitical zones are Sovereign States- Biafra Republic of south east, Niger Delta Republic of south south, Oduduwa Republic of south west, North East Republic, North West Republic, North Central Republic. Boko Haram is for North East Republic, Amotekun is for Oduduwa Republic of south west, Ogbunigwe is for Biafra Republic of south east.

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