Several people killed as Police operatives engage Terrorists in fierce gun battle


The Niger State Police Command says a combined team of its operatives and local vigilantes have neutralized scores and recovered two dead bodies of bandits/terrorists killed during a gunfire exchange in Sahon-Rami, Mashegu Local Government Area of the state.

The State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Minna, saying the incident occurred at about 10:30am on Friday.

He said before the arrival of the police team in the area, the gunmen had already killed three villagers.

According to him, “Today (Friday), at about 1015hrs, information was received that armed bandits/terrorists attacked Sahon-Rami village, Mashegu LGA and killed three persons”.

Abiodun explained that as soon as information was received on the attack on the village, police team and vigilante group were mobilized to the scene, where they engaged the fleeing terrorists in a fire exchange.

The state police image maker said, “however, police tactical teams and vigilante members were immediately mobilized to the area, and while the bandits were on their way trying to escape, they were engaged in a fierce gun battle by the tactical teams.

“Consequently, scores of the bandits were neutralised and others escaped with gunshot injuries into the forest, while two among the bandits corpses were left behind due to the firing power of the tactical teams and were subsequently recovered.”

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