Three Soldiers have lost their lives in a gun battle with armed bandits in Magama, Magama local government area of Niger State.
Three Soldiers Killed In Gunfire Exchange With Bandits – Niger State Governor, Bello Gives Account
Two bodies of bandits killed during the fight in the area were also recovered on Monday.
The State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello made the disclosure shortly after a meeting with security chiefs in the state.
He told newsmen that the military also recorded casualties as it lost three gallant soldiers.
“Those three soldiers were killed by bandits and our security men are trailing them. I can assure you that they will be arrested soon. Some of the bandits were killed as two bodies have been recovered so far. I am very hopeful that in the next few hours or days we should be able to apprehend them.”
Bello said though, the state is still confronted with security challenges, the security forces are working tirelessly to address them, especially in communities that recently suffered attacks of Boko Haram and bandits.
He explained that the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs from the attacks have been transported back to their communities and normalcy is returning to their villages.
“I have monitored the movement of IDPs to their villages today and everything has been going smoothly and there is no cause for alarm. We have gotten additional security personnel from Abuja to help secure our people.”
Reacting to the recent youth restiveness in Minna, the state capital, Governor Bello described the development as unfortunate saying,” We just discussed the issue in our meeting and concluded that any youth caught creating chaos will be dealt with decisively.”
It would be recalled that some youths of Anguwan Daji and Limawa in Minna on Friday night engaged in a street fight that left at least 30 persons injured.
It took the intervention of a combined team of security personnel mobilised from various formations to bring the situation under control that night.