May 10, 2021

Soldier, one other shot dead, several bandits killed as gunmen attack community

An alarm of yet another killing by suspected bandits has been raised by the District Head of Dangunni (Hakimi Dangunni) in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Musa Sarkin Mohammed.

According to Alhaji Musa, it was gathered that the attack occurred on Thursday. In the attack by the armed bandits, he disclosed that several bandits, a Military personnel and one civilian were killed.

Musa said this during an interview with journalists on Sunday, in Minna, Niger State capital.

He said that the bandits struck at about 12:00pm on Thursday in Sofo-Ngida area of Sarkin Pawa, few Kilometers away from headquarters of Munyan Local Government Area of the state.

He also said that the attack left several members of the village in perpetual fear, adding that some of them lost their homes and other value properties.

He however, said that a joint team of Police officers and their Military counterparts killed some of the gunmen in a gun shootout.

He said, “one of the injured youths who sustained gunshot wound died before he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment while the other two are presently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

He stated that the corpse of the slain soldier was evacuated from the scene later on Friday and taken away by some military personnel who arrived the community on board two Hilux vans.

He pleaded with the Niger State Government to come to their aid by providing adequate security in all the Local Government areas of the state.

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