Police Raid Bandits’ Hideout in Niger as 20 Abducted Victims Regain Freedom

News - by RadioNowIT / Feb. 14th, 2022

Twenty abducted persons in Niger State have regained their freedom after the police raided a bandits’ hideout at Anaba hilltop, Magama Local Government Area of Niger state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command, Wasiu Abiodun announced this in a statement on Sunday.

Abiodun explained that at about 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 12, the armed bandits attacked some villages around Nasko, Magama LGA and rustled a large number of cattle.

But after a fierce gun battle with military personnel, several of the bandits were killed and the cattle were recovered.

Other items recovered at the scene included: one AK-47 magazine with 30 rounds of live ammunition, seven handsets, one Honda motorcycle.

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas, reiterated the commitment of the Command to rid the state of banditry activities and other crime.

 

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