January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023

Police Raid Bandits’ Hideout, Rescue 20 Abducted Person In Niger

…Kill Scores Of Bandits, Recovers AK-47 magazine With 30 Rounds Of Live Ammunition, Others

The Nigerian police have rescued 20 abducted person from the hideout of the bandits after engaging then in a gun battle on Sunday at Anaba hilltop, Magama Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that on  Saturday, February 12, the armed bandits attacked some villages around Nasko, Magama LGA and rustled a large number of cattle.

However, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command, Dsp Wasiu A. Abiodun on Sunday, he said that the Tactical teams of the Command played a key role in ensuring the release of those abducted by the bandits.

“Tactical teams of the Command sent for reinforcement to the area and military personnel with the vigilante engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle along Ibeto cattle route which lasted for about two hours while the hoodlums were trying to escape with the cattle.

“Consequently, scores of bandits were neutralised and the rustled cattle were recovered while about 20 abducted victims regained their freedom,” the statement read in part.

Other items recovered at the scene included: one AK-47 magazine with 30 rounds of live ammunition, seven handsets, one Honda motorcycle.

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas, reiterated the commitment of the Command to rid the state of banditry activities and other crime.

He also called for the cooperation and support of Niger residents towards ensuring a crime-free society.

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