Scores of armed Bandits have been neutralized in Farin Doki community in Shiroro local government area of Niger state when a combined team of local vigilantes and Hunters ambushed them during their invasion of the community.
The attack which community source told our correspondent occurred on Tuesday evening, also saw two members of the vigilantes missing.
The bandits in their large number, and said to be riding on motorcycles, had invaded some villages around Farin Doki community unknown to them that the local vigilantes and hunters had laid ambushed after receiving privilege information about their invasion.
The bandits it was gathered, were cut off from communication with their informants after service providers seized network in the area due to the ongoing security operation and therefore ran into the ambush.
It was gathered that after two hours of fierce gun battle with the ill-equipped local vigilantes and the local hunters, unspecified number of the bandits were neutralized while two local vigilantes were stabbed to death when their ammunition exhausted.
According to a source, a number of motorcycles, AK47 riffles and machine guns were recovered from the bandits who the source said are now working closely with some Boko Haram elements who are currently recruiting youths in the area.