Seven armed bandits were shot and killed by Niger State Police in Kumbashi area of Mariga Local Government Area.
According to reports, the incident happened on November 16 around 4:30 p.m.
It was gathered that the bandits were allegedly responsible for a recent attack on farmers in the area.
Seven terrorists were killed and several more managed to flee with various degrees of injuries on Wednesday, when locals noticed the shooters and immediately informed security personnel in the area.
Seven bandits were killed as a result of the confrontation between the police, local vigilantes, and the bandits on the opposite side, according to Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident in Minna.
He explained that yesterday, security personnel engaged armed bandits in combat after receiving convincing information that they were roaming through Kumbashi town and terrorizing farmers there.
“Consequently, in continuation of the clearance operations in Niger State towards fighting banditry and other criminality, Police tactical teams and local vigilante/hunters stationed at Kumbashi town engaged the bandits in a shootout, and seven of the hoodlums were neutralized while others escaped into the forest with gunshot injuries.”
Two of the vigilante group’s members who had been shot “had been taken to Kontagora General Hospital for treatment,” he claimed.