The Joint security tactical team led by the Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP, Monday Bala Kuryas, has foiled armed bandits attacks on three local government areas of the state and neutralized scores of them.
The councils include Munyan, Shiroro and Paikoro areas of the state.
According to the state police command in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, PRO DSP Wasiu Abiodun, information was received that suspected armed bandits were sighted at Zazagha and Injita villages of Munya LGA.
“Joint security tactical teams were immediately drafted to the area and discovered that the bandits had divided themselves into different groups, as some of the bandits had moved to Fuka and Daza villages of Munya LGA,” Abiodun said
The statement explained that the tactical teams advanced to these areas where the hoodlums were fiercely engaged in gun battle and repelled.
It stated that the hoodlums later extended to Gwalo village, K/Koro area of Paikoro, LGA and the joint team responded swiftly, with recovery of cattle from the bandits
“Reinforcements were sent to Mutun-Daya village, via Gwada, Shiroro LGA upon the receipt of information that another group of bandits were sighted in the area.”
The command further disclosed that the bandits were equally engaged in A gun duel and some of them were neutralized, while others escaped into the forest with gunshot injuries.
” Through an additional tactical reinforcement team led by the CP from Minna to Sarkin-Pawa, Munya LGA, normalcy was restored in the areas,” it added.