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Insecurity: Bandits, Local Security Clash Leaves Over 30 Killed In Niger



Following a gun duel between bandit and a Volunteer Security outfit called “Yan Sa Kai”, over thirty persons have been killed at Dogon-Dawa community in Mariga local government area of Niger state.

It was gathered that the clash between the said security outfit and the suspected bandits which occurred over the weekend left scores of Bandits killed and injured.

According to findings, the Yan Sa Kai were trailing the suspected bandits’ movement into their hideout when they were unexpectedly ambushed leading to casualties from both sides after a serious exchange of gun fire.

Sources who pleaded anonymity said there were casualties from the bandits side but refused to say exactly the number of them injured or killed as well.

Confirming the incident, chairman of Mariga local government council, Abbas Kasuwar Garba who expressed concerns adding that, the state government will investigate the circumstances that led to the incident.

During an interview, the chairman said farmers are now preparing for the farming season and would need a peaceful and secured environment.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Wasiu Abiodun said the Police is aware and currently carrying out investigations.