Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Troops Kill Bandits, Rescue 100 Victims In Niger

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Nigerian military has recorded success after killing scores of bandits and rescuing about 100 kidnapped victims in Niger State.

It was reported that the military had gathered intelligence that some victims had been kept in the forests awaiting the payment of their ransom.

This is coming after a military Major, four other soldiers and some vigilante members were ambushed at the Itu in Muniya Local Government Area of the State about a week ago.

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Our correspondent reported that the military stormed the forest in about 20 vehicles from Kaduna State on Monday.

The military raided some hideouts which included Pole wire, Zagzaga, Kazai, Tshohon, Kabula and Mangoro. The gun battle ensued with the military terminating scores of the bandits after which the victims were saved.

Those rescued according to the source had spent over four months in the forests and they include mostly women and children.

“From what happened, the bandits suffered heavy casualties from the army. Some of them who could not escape with their bullet wounds were captured alive and whisked away by the Army,” a reliable Source from the area confided in our Correspondent.

All those rescued have been taken to Military medical facilities in Kaduna for profiling, medical checkup after which they will be released to their relations.

It would be recalled that bandits had been raiding some Communities in Munya, Paikoro and Rafi local government areas of the state continuously in the past few months during which no fewer than sixty  people were abducted about three weeks ago.

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The bandits terminated five of the kidnapped victims due to the failure to meet the ransom demanded.

The bandits threatened to kill the victims one after the other if their relatives fail to meet the N100 million ransom demanded.

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