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Bandits attack military camp in Niger state, kill soldiers

Bandits have reportedly attacked a camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa in Niger state.

According to a report by Daily Trust, the gunmen also attacked Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that they abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks which happened on Wednesday March 31 and in the early hours of Thursday April 1.

They also reportedly killed one Alhaji Sale in Madalla community and kidnapped four people.

Mohammed Sani Idris the president of Shiroro Youth Movement, said the bandits numbering about 100 were armed with AK47. He said they attacked the communities for about five hours unchallenged.

Idris said;

“During the invasion, they killed one Alhaji Sale in Madalla community under Bassa ward and kidnapped four people and went away with two motorcycles.

“Also in Kokki Boddo a community under Gurmana ward, they abducted six persons and took away five motorcycles, five people were also kidnapped in Manta ward.”

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