Police kills bandits, rescues 20 hostages in Niger

Police operatives in Niger State on Saturday killed several suspected bandits in a failed attack on Nasko village in the Magama Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Minna, said the operatives also rescued 20 kidnapped persons and recovered a large herd of cattle during the operation.

He said: “The bandits and terrorists attacked some villages around Nasko in Magama on Saturday and rustled a large number of cattle.

“The police sent for reinforcement and military operatives and vigilantes joined in combing the area.

“A two-hour fierce gun battle later ensued on Ibeto cattle route which the hoodlums were trying to escape with the cattle.”

The spokesman revealed that one AK-47 magazine with 30 rounds of live ammunition, seven telephone handsets, and one Honda motorcycle were recovered from the terrorists.

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